A new report from The American Conservatives details the cost of hosting websites using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the fact that it’s really a free service.
The report, which was conducted by the Internet Association, a trade group for online infrastructure providers, found that using Amazon’s free service was far more expensive than it would cost if you had a dedicated website.
The American conservatives analysis of Amazon Web services’ hosting costs came after the company announced that it would begin charging websites for its free services, but they were only available to a limited number of sites.
“The Amazon Web service is available to everyone and offers the cheapest hosting and hosting plans for the most common websites,” Amazon said in a statement to The American Conservatory.
“For some sites, such as those listed below, we are offering a dedicated AWS account for $7.99 per month or $69.99 a year.
The only requirement is to have an Amazon account.”
The American conservative group is part of a coalition of organizations that are pushing for a national debate on the costs and benefits of hosting web sites.
Amazon also added a free tier to the service.
In its announcement, Amazon said that it plans to continue offering the free tier after a certain period, which could run until the end of 2019.
“We will continue to provide customers with a dedicated Amazon Web account as we continue to scale,” Amazon wrote in a blog post.
“Our new AWS account offers unlimited storage for up to 10 users, as well as a free monthly bandwidth cap for users in the US.
In addition, we’re launching a new Premium tier, which includes unlimited storage and a bandwidth cap of 1 terabyte per month.”