Here we are going to explain about the installation and configuration of a server in EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud). What is Amazon EC2 ? “Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.”

To use AWS, first you need to register , Once you have register login to AWS with your user name and password, you will be getting the Following Dashboard. Once you have login to the AWS web interface , just click on EC2 and complete the procedures . Once you have done with all the procedures we can start with creating our first server in the cloud by clicking on the Launch Instance Button.

You will be getting a popup box like below where you can select your instance, like 32 bit or 64 bit also select your Linux flavor. I selected the first one

The next window gives you a detailed view of the Instance type, you can select your version from the Instance type  from the drop down box.

If you want to try the Free AWS EC2, Then use the first one , if you need more information about the pricing and free usage go here

The next window is the Advanced option where you can select the Linux kernel and Ram Disk. Also you can opt for detailed monitoring which is an additional cost .

In the Next screen as shown below, you need to give a name and Number to your instance, which is helpful for Administration if you are having many box.

The Next window is very important, Here  you have to define your key pair which is an authentication key for login to the system in the future.  As shown below , just give a name and download the file to your desktop.

The next window is for defining the firewall policies, here you can decide which ports need to be opened from outside.

The next window will give you a detailed view of your configuration, if you want to change any parameters, you can edit here, if all look fine click on Launch.


Once you have clicked on Launch button , you will get a success window like below one.

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