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Amazon EC2 (Windows Server) - do I save money by shutting Windows Server down?

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Hi Experts,

I am new to cloud computing.

I am using Amazon EC2 with Windows Server 2008.

I am not very clear as to how the pricing works.

Can I save money by shutting the Windows Server down when I don't need to use it?

Regards,
Leigh
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If you shut the *instance* down (an instance can stay in a running state even if the OS inside the instance is not running) then yes, you can save money. There is a FAQ on that:

http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/#What_defines_billable_EC2_instance_hours
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