You can cut costs by stopping your EC2 instances when no one is using your site. ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services provides a convenient command to stop all the instances in your site and scale down to just one instance. It also has a command to start your site when you are ready to use it again.
- Log in to ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services.
- Find your site in the list and click its Stop icon.
This stops all EC2 instances in your site, including any instances running an enterprise geodatabase. Additionally, all the ArcGIS Server instances in your site are terminated except for the site server (the instance containing the configuration store).
- When you're ready to start your site again, find your site in the list and click its Start icon.
This starts your site server EC2 instance and your enterprise geodatabase instance. Additionally, it adds ArcGIS Server instances to your site until you reach the minimum number of instances you specified when you built your site in Cloud Builder. After running the Start command, you should wait several minutes before attempting to use your site.
Stopping your site makes it unavailable for use until it is started again. While your site is stopped, you do not have to pay the hourly fee for running your instance; however, you still must pay the fees for any disk space taken by your instance.
If you no longer need the AWS instances, you can delete your site.