Is Paying for an Amazon EC2 Instance to Run River 2 & 3 Worth It?

I've been paying Amazon about $20 per month to host a remote instance of Windows Server running the OPML Editor, which "polls" OPML files on a regular basis to produce Rivers of News (for me and my astrology blog).

Not sure if this is worth the money. I paid a one-time licensing fee of $35 to host Fever on my VPS. It isn't costing me extra to run the software (i.e., the added bandwidth falls within my current hosting plan).

  • The astrology river garnered less than 1000 pageviews over the past month and yielded one penny in Adsense income.

  • I mostly look at my tabbed rivers to see what Dave Winer has posted, but I can just as easily add all his feeds to Fever.

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By Jeffrey Kishner, Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM.