Keenan

AWS Status Update - Test Servers in AWS!

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Hello everyone!

 

The test servers are officially in AWS with the Test Client now pointing to them! I will be removing the "Test AWS" client later today.

 

I can already hear: "But wait, what about stress tests?"

Well, I had to do some upgrades to our Storm server which has been doing quintuple-duty as a build server, artifact server, and test server x3. After the upgrades the test server VMs became quite unstable. Since I was so close to being able to open up test in AWS, I figured to just forge through and fix the issues as they arise!

 

There will be periods of downtime as I still need to do some work here and there, but I'll likely just spin up another test server for me to brea.. add features to. That's the benefit of AWS!

 

So where does that leave us progress-wise? Well I needed to add something to the list - the store! Can't forget that...

 

  • Forums - DONE
  • Wurmpedia - DONE
  • WO Store - Not Started
  • WO Website - Not Started
  • WU Website - Not Started
  • Build Server - In development
  • Artifact Server - Not Started
  • Test Servers (3) - Live in AWS, tweaks to continue
  • Live Servers (14) - Tweaking and testing needed

 

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Great job Keenan, hopefully we'll see better performance and connectivity once the transition is finished.

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this is going to vastly decrease your server costs.  When I ported over the web site for my current work location to AWS, it lowered their monthly bill by the thousands...

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23 hours ago, jonsnow said:

this is going to vastly decrease your server costs.  When I ported over the web site for my current work location to AWS, it lowered their monthly bill by the thousands...

 

You can't compare websites with Wurm server applications.

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On 9/10/2019 at 6:35 PM, jonsnow said:

this is going to vastly decrease your server costs.  When I ported over the web site for my current work location to AWS, it lowered their monthly bill by the thousands...

 

Could be that your current work location just had a very expensive host for their web site. Where I work moving our stuff to AWS would actually increase our monthly bill.

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We are in a situation where some servers are more expensive and some are cheaper. The pricing will likely be a bit higher depending on if we do reserved pricing, but fairly balanced as we have the option of choosing instance sizes that best fit server needs.

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AWS is not that cheap as you would think.

Moving a project I work on to AWS would cost about 3-4 times more than running it on hetzner.

 

It all depends on how optimised your current server environment is, when it comes to Wurm a bigger root server on hetzner can handle multiple Wurm servers at once even if they are highly populated, which makes it a lot cheaper than on AWS.

 

AWS of course has a very good uptime and you can expect a stable environment even if you do nothing for years. A root server needs some care every now and then.

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47 minutes ago, Sklo:D said:

AWS is not that cheap as you would think.

Moving a project I work on to AWS would cost about 3-4 times more than running it on hetzner.

 

It all depends on how optimised your current server environment is, when it comes to Wurm a bigger root server on hetzner can handle multiple Wurm servers at once even if they are highly populated, which makes it a lot cheaper than on AWS.

 

AWS of course has a very good uptime and you can expect a stable environment even if you do nothing for years. A root server needs some care every now and then.

 

I've done all the cost evaluations and presented them. :) I'm highly aware of the costs over Hetzner. With AWS, the savings is in reserved pricing. Reserved doesn't lock you in tightly either - there's room to scale if needed.

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