Setting up your virtual server

You need to get an AWS account to follow the remaining steps in this section. Head over to https://aws.amazon.com/ to create an account in case you do not have one already. Once ready, you can sign in to your account and navigate to the AWS EC2 control panel by going to https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/v2/, which leverages the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, the foundation of Amazon's cloud computing services. Once there, remember to select a region of your choice (I usually go with US East) and then click on Launch Instance to kickstart the process of creating a new virtual server on the cloud:

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