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Awadelrahman M. A. Ahmed
Awadelrahman M. A. Ahmed

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Chatting with the Cloud: Setting up a ChatGPT Service on AWS

Are you interested in setting up a ChatGPT service in the cloud? In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the steps of getting a ChatGPT service up and running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Here's what you'll need before you get started:

  • An AWS account
  • An OpenAI API key
  • An SSH client like PuTTY or Terminal (if you're using a Windows machine)

Step 1: Launch an EC2 Instance

The first step is to launch an EC2 instance, which is essentially a virtual machine in the cloud that you can use to run your ChatGPT service. Here's how:

  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console and navigate to the EC2 dashboard.
  2. Click the "Launch Instance" button.
  3. Choose the Amazon Linux 2 AMI.
  4. Select an instance type that meets the requirements for OpenAI's GPT-3 API. OpenAI recommends using an instance with at least 16 GB of RAM and 2 vCPUs, such as the c5.large instance type.
  5. Follow the steps to configure your instance and launch it.

Step 2: Connect to Your Instance

Once your instance is up and running, you'll need to connect to it using an SSH client. Here's how:

  1. Open your SSH client.
  2. Enter the public DNS or IP address of your EC2 instance.
  3. Log in as the ec2-user user.

Step 3: Install Dependencies

Once you're connected to your EC2 instance, you'll need to install Git, Docker, and the dependencies required to run OpenAI's GPT-3 API. Here's the code you'll need to run:

# Install Git
sudo yum install git -y

# Install Docker
sudo amazon-linux-extras install docker
sudo service docker start
sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user

# Install Docker Compose
sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

# Install pip
sudo yum install python3-pip -y
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Step 4: Clone the OpenAI Repository

Now that you've installed the necessary dependencies, you can clone the OpenAI repository and install the dependencies required to run the API. Here's the code you'll need to run:

# Clone the OpenAI repository
git clone
cd api

# Install the dependencies
pip install -r requirements.txt
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Step 5: Start the API

Finally, you can start the API by running the following command:

docker-compose up -d

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This will start the API in the background. To test that your API is working, you can make a request to the endpoint http://your-instance-ip:8080/request and provide your OpenAI API key in the Keyheader. You should receive a response from the model!

And that's it! You now have a fully functional ChatGPT service running on AWS. Start building your conversational applications today!

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