Confusion regarding Hub pricing: micro servers, S3-backed vs. EBS-backed instances and Amazon's 1-year free usage tier
I'm confused about the Amazon pricing and am hoping that someone can clear it up for me. My understanding was that I can use the Turnkey Hub to deploy a Micro instance which will be free for a year, however when I go to launch a new server and choose Micro, it tells me I have to choose an EBS-backed server which costs $15/month. Why is this? What is the difference between an EBS-backed server and an S3? Will it still be free or do I actually have to pay $15/month? I chose the 14-day trial for now because it looked like it was going to charge me the $15/month when I thought I would be getting it for free.
Also, as far as I can tell, the server that I launched using the Turnkey Hub does not show up in the AWS Management Console. Is this correct? Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.