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Amazon's Route53 API is nice.

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:32:38 GMT

It is unfortunate that some of the client libraries are inefficient, but I'm enjoying my exposure to Amazon's Route53 API.

(This is unrelated to the previous post(s) about operating a DNS service..)

For an idea of scale I host just over 170 zones at the moment.

For the first 25 zones Amazon would charge $0.50 a month, then $0.10 after that. Which would mean:

25  * $0.50  +
150 * $0.10
             = $12.50

That seems reasonably .. reasonable.



Comments On This Entry

[gravitar] David

Submitted at 15:38:55 on 13 June 2014

Just keep in mind they also bill per request, though, it too is also extremely reasonable considering the anycasted DNS setup you get out of it for chumpchange.

[gravitar] Steve Kemp

Submitted at 15:43:07 on 13 June 2014

Thanks, I'd forgotten to mention that. But I don't think I'd get more than a million queries a month on any zone - so the expected case would just double my pricing to $25 total.

[gravitar] Michael

Submitted at 21:35:40 on 13 June 2014

Is it just me or is the calculation result wrong?

25 * $0.50 = $12.50
150 * $0.10 = $15.00
Total = $27.50

[gravitar] Steve Kemp

Submitted at 21:38:34 on 13 June 2014

Damn. That's a fail!


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