How to configure Amazon Web Service EC2 and 700 other products

By using Amazon web service product you can test anything in their cloud and test anything on this post we will cover the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for web developers this designed for you. EC2 reduces the time to provision new server in minutes and its very fast and efficient

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS Cloud Services. The AWS Free Tier includes services with a free tier available for 12 months.

You can start today and automatically take advantage of the AWS Free Tier by following the steps below:

Step 1: Register your interest in their website Sign up for an AWS account. Your credit card and billing address is required for verification but it will not be charge if you only use it below the agreed usage that means as long as you will not exceed the free usage of their cloud service then its free.

Step 2: After you successfully registered you can login now to start using the service —

In this below image you will see almost all of the free available products and services but for this I will be only covering the Computer VM “EC2”.


Step 3:  There are 7 steps in creating your Cloud VM and you can choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in your liking in below image such as Red Hat, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, or Windows Servers either 2012 or 2008 version. Then click Select.


Step 4: Choose an instance type Amazon provides a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. As this is free trial we will choose the default  that says “Free tier eligible” then click “Next”.


Step 5: Select the VM instance hardware specifications  that suit your requirements


Step 6: Add storage to your VM. Your VM instance will be created according to what you put here and will be mount as your local volume


Step 7: In this final steps this is the most important for us to access this VM and this is the Firewall. As this is a Red Hat Instance I will open port 22 to all and if you choose the Windows then you need to open the port 3389 for RDP.


Step 8: This is now what you will see in your AWS Dashboard Console you can create multiple VMs instances and you will see the overview how many resources your using in this window.

  • 1 Running Instance
  • 1 Volume
  • 1 Key Pairs
  • 1 Security Groups


Step 9: Now its ready you can click the menu “1 Running Instances” to see your public IP address to access the VM. Look for the word “Public IP” then type that IP in your favorite client for SSH or RDP if you provisioned Windows instance.



That’s it hope you like my post.




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