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How to get started with AWS

What is Amazon web services?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform that offers compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. It provides these services through a global network of data centers that are located in major cities around the world. This means that businesses can run their applications on Amazon’s proven infrastructure without having to worry about buying or managing their own physical servers.
AWS payments model is a pay as you use service that charges you for the resources you use. This means that you only pay for what you use and there are no upfront costs or long term contracts. You can also easily scale your resources up or down as your needs change.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive, easy to use cloud computing platform that can help your business scale and grow, then AWS is the right choice for you.

AWS Free Tier

The AWS free tier provides customers with a free trial period. After the free trial, customers can continue to use the free tier for a limited time. After the free trial period, customers will need to pay for any services they use. The AWS free tier includes services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB.

How to create an AWS Account

  1. Navigate to the Amazon Web Services homepage.
  2. Click the "Create an AWS Account" button.
  3. Enter your email address and choose a password.
  4. Enter your personal information.
  5. Enter your credit card information.
  6. Choose your support plan.
  7. Click the "Create Account and Continue" button.

Once your account has been created, you can begin using AWS services. To get started, simply log in to the AWS Management Console with your new account credentials. From here, you can explore the various AWS products and services that are available.

First steps in AWS

Taking your first steps with AWS can be daunting. There are a lot of services to choose from, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular AWS services and how they can be used to build scalable and reliable applications.

  • EC2 is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.
  • S3 is a storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.
  • DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale.
  • Lambda is a serverless computing platform that allows you to run code without provisioning or managing servers. Lambda takes care of all the infrastructure for you, so you can focus on building your application.
  • RDS is a cloud-based relational database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud
  • Route53 is a cloud-based DNS service that provides a reliable and cost-effective way to route end users to Internet applications.
  • IAM is a service that helps you securely control access to AWS resources. You use IAM to control who is authenticated and authorized to use resources.

But before you get too excited, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First of all, Amazon Web Services is a bit of a complex beast, so it's important to take some time to familiarize yourself with how it works before diving in headfirst. Additionally, you'll need to make sure you have a good understanding of your own needs and requirements before getting started, as AWS can be a bit overwhelming at first.

Once you've got all that sorted out though, there's no reason not to give AWS a try. It's an incredibly powerful tool that can really take your business to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

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