In this chapter, we show how to set up an AWS account and start an EC2 instance. We cover how to set up and use the command-line options and to use the AWS management console. We will also start the initial build of our sample application on AWS by creating the EC2 Instances and AMI images that we will use.
Well, here you are, ready to log in; create your first AWS account and get started!
AWS lives at http://aws.amazon.com, so browse to this location and you will be greeted with the Amazon Web Services home page. From November 1st, 2010, Amazon has provided a free usage tier, which is currently displayed prominently on the front page.
So, to get started click on ...