Basic Instance Management
Great! You’re done configuring your environment. I know the last chapter was a bit dull, but this chapter is where it gets exciting. You’ll jump right in and get started by creating an instance. An EC2 instance is, simply, a server running in the cloud. With a few quick clicks, you will have your first server up and running.
In this chapter we will focus on EC2 Classic instances. These are the instances that have been around since the beginning. Amazon recently, however, introduced Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). VPC adds a lot of new and exciting capabilities, which we will discuss in Chapter 6.
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