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Amazon's Route53 API is nice.

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

  1. [gravitar] David

    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.

  2. [author] Steve Kemp

    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.

  3. [gravitar] Michael

    Is it just me or is the calculation result wrong?

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

  4. [author] Steve Kemp

    Damn. That's a fail!