"Step-by-Step Guide: Creating Your First EC2 Instance on AWS"

In this blog, I will provide a step-by-step guide on what EC2 is and how to create an EC2 instance.

What is an EC2 instance?

EC2 stands for Elastic Compute Cloud, and it's a web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows you to rent virtual computers on which you can run your own applications. Essentially, it's like having your own computer in the cloud that you can configure and use for various purposes, such as running web applications, hosting websites, processing data, or even running complex software systems. EC2 instances come in different configurations, allowing you to choose the amount of memory, CPU, storage, and networking capacity that best fits your needs.

Step 1: Firstly, log in to your AWS console account.

Step 2:Use the search bar to browse for EC2 and then select EC2.

Step 3:Now, navigate to 'Instances' and click on 'Launch Instance'.

Step 4:Provide a desired name for your EC2 instance and select the desired operating system image.

Step 5:Select your instance type

Free tier: In your first year includes 750 hours of t2.micro (or t3.micro in the Regions in which t2.micro is unavailable) instance usage on free tier AMIs per month, 30 GiB of EBS storage, 2 million IOs, 1 GB of snapshots, and 100 GB of bandwidth to the internet.

Step 6:Create a key pair, which serves as the private key for your EC2 instance, allowing you to connect to your machine.This private key is crucial for establishing a secure connection to your EC2 machine.

Step 7:Adjust the network settings, including the VPC, subnet, auto-assign public IP, and firewall settings.

Step 8:Configure storage settings

Step 9:Now, click on launch instance

Step 10:Your instance is creating

Step 11:Congratulations! Your instance has been successfully created and is now in the running state!