You can find all your running instances regardless of region and the cost they incur by going to the Account Activity page of your management console.
That dashboard is not real time and does not show one line per instance but it should help if you forget to turn off running instances.
You can select which columns to display by clicking on the cogwheel in the top right corner of the Instance view in your EC2 management console.
It will display a list of checkboxes for each instance attribute that you can choose to display or not as a column in the Instance view:
I'm a founder of CircleCI, and obviously I keep an eye on the landscape. Currently, (early 2014) Jenkins is your only option for a multi-stage CI/CD pipeline like this.
Obviously, this is a problem that CircleCI will solve in the future!
All instances are created from an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). The volume or volumes attached to a new instance are volumes created from the snapshots linked to the AMI, and that size determines the default size. If your instances have 8GB root volumes, that's the size of the root volume snapshot of the AMI.
When creating an instance you can, of course, ...
There isn't a way to search multiple regions for an EBS snapshot. Snapshots are literally, actually located (stored) in a specific geographic region, and interactions involving that snapshot are always sent to the infrastructure in that region. (Copying a snapshot to another region creates a literal copy in the new region, with a new snapshot identifier.)
The nominal performance and specifications of any given instance class don't change over time.
The specs are exactly what defines the instance class.
When new combinations of memory, processor, disk (ephemeral, where applicable), and network are introduced, that's a new instance class. The older classes are sometimes relegated to the "previous ...
As Eisb said in the comment the short answer is yes. For more detail keep reading.
Assuming you want to (or already) use the Google Apps email service you can point your MX records in your DNS configuration panel to Google servers, BUT your naked domain or WWW sub-domain to wherever you are hosting your webpage. To accomplish this you must have access to ...