If I told you that you could hire the engineers who built and run one of the top 20 websites in the world to provide your hosting, all at pennies per GB, would you say I was crazy or would you say, “Oh! You must mean Amazon Web Services, you clever (and handsome) man”? If you said the latter, then you probably don’t need me to tell you to build your stuff on their stuff and save yourself a lot of the green stuff (and from pulling out or graying a lot of the stuff on top of your head). Go there now: http://www.amazonaws.com.
There are two whole recipes about getting set up on S3 and EC2 in Chapter 5: see Recipes and .