How to create a AWS free tier account

Discussion in 'Cloud Computing' started by Akansha Chaurasia, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Akansha Chaurasia

    Akansha Chaurasia Well-Known Member
    Simplilearn Support

    Jun 2, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1. Open your web browser and navigate to

    Click on the “Sign Up Now” button

    2. If you already have an Amazon store account you can use it here to login to Amazon EC2 services and then register for the free tier. If you don’t have an Amazon store account you can create a new account here by typing your email and selecting the “I am a new user” radio button. Then click the “Sign in using our secure server” button to continue.

    3. Once logged in you will be taken to the Amazon S3 service tag. Amazon S3 is where you manage your Internet storage. If you click on the EC2 tag you will be taken to the Amazon EC2 services page.
    4. Here you click in the “Sign up for Amazon EC2” button.
    5. Now you must fill in your credit card info and billing address.
    6. You will be taken to an identity verification page that will already have your phone number, so you just have to click the “Call me now” button.
    7. The next page will show your PIN # while a call is made to the phone number you have provided. You need to answer the call and dial in your phone the PIN # the webpage is providing you for identity verification purposes.
    8. Once your verification is complete just click the “Continue” button.

    9. Now your account will be processed for activation. It may take somewhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour for you to receive an email confirmation that your Amazon Cloud Services account has been activated.

    10. Until your account is activated this is how your EC2 tag will look like:
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
    Harmeet Singh Rainu and _14464 like this.
  2. Akansha Chaurasia

    Akansha Chaurasia Well-Known Member
    Simplilearn Support

    Jun 2, 2017
    Likes Received:
    Please remember what are the free features of the service:
    Free Tier*
    As part of AWS’s Free Usage Tier, new AWS customers can get started with Amazon EC2 for free. Upon sign-‐up, new AWS customers receive the following EC2 services each month for one year:

    -‐ 750 hours of EC2 running Linux/Unix Micro instance usage:
    Basic 32-‐bit Amazon Linux AMI 2011.09 or Basic 64-‐bit Amazon Linux AMI 2011.09
    These images feature a server with 1 core, 613Mb of Ram and up to 10Gb of persistent storage.

    -‐ 750 hours of Elastic Load Balancing plus 15 GB data processing
    -‐ 10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) plus 1 million IOs and 1 GB snapshot storage
    -‐ 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services -‐ 1 GB of Regional Data Transfer.

    If you need to use a bigger instance with more cores, more ram or more persistent storage then Amazon will charge your credit card according to the following pricing chart depending of the geographic region where you allocate your server:

    _11267 likes this.

Share This Page