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2.2: Creating an AWS account

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    What is Cloud?

    In the past, in order to host a website, you have to buy costly servers (local servers), ensure their maintenance and monitoring, and deal with non-constant traffic.

    Cloud was designed as an alternative to buying local servers. It is a type of server that is virtual, usually exists in a Data Center, that you can rent space from and acces remotely via the internet. 

    What is Cloud computing?

    Cloud computing is simply the ability to store data in a cloud, process it, and access it from anywhere. 

    A popular cloud provider is Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is known for being one of the first that started this service in the market, has a big compute capacity, high security, and flexible pricing.


    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): AWS logo, Houston office (CC2.0,Tony Webster, WikiMedia Commons )


    Creating an AWS account

    To create an AWS account, the steps are:

    Step 1: Go to the AWS website and click on "Complete Sign Up" to create your free account.


    Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 1 (screenshot from


    Step 2: Fill out the required information and click on "Verify email address"




    Figure \(\PageIndex{3}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 2  (screenshot from


    Step 3: Choose your password and confirm it


    Figure \(\PageIndex{4}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 3  (screenshot from


    Step 5: Select the account type, complete the fields below with your contact details, and click "Continue"

    Figure \(\PageIndex{5}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 5 (screenshot from


    Step 6: Enter your Credit/Debit card number, fill up other payment information and click on "Verify and Continue"



    Figure \(\PageIndex{6}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 6 (screenshot from


    Step 7: Confirm your identity and click on "Send SMS"

    Figure \(\PageIndex{7}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 7 (screenshot from


    Step 8: Select your plan and click "Complete sign up"

    Figure \(\PageIndex{8}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 8 (screenshot from


    Step 9: Congratulations, you now have an AWS account

    Figure \(\PageIndex{9}\): Sign up on AWS website, step 9 (screenshot from


    How does AWS work?

    AWS contains different services that can be configured in many ways based on the needs. 




    This page titled 2.2: Creating an AWS account is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Robert Belford.

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