Every time I have new idea I usually have a to build a small website as a prototype to pitch it. Every time I wonder what hoster to use and it seems that every time I change hoster for various reasons. I have tried Bluehost, MediaTemple,now I'm on servergrove, but there always seem to be something wrong like not enough space, or no root access, or whatever.
The question is around Amazon.. It is not clear to me what the real cost is.. it's all by traffic, usage, etc.. and seems overly complex. Has anyone setup a machine on Amazon, with root access, a descent amount of disk space (roughly 10GB) and used it for building a prototype (meaning very little customer access as you have no customer). How much were you charged in that context? Examples are super welcome.