The Amazon Web Services is a bunch of web services. These services together form a cloud computing platform accessed over the Internet. For a full list of services and products offered click here. The home page is at http://aws.amazon.com
You need to sign up for an account. You will require a valid email address. You will select the new user option.
Opens a page where you enter your login credentials i.e. the username, valid email address and password.
It then takes you through a process where you are required to enter payment methods for services offered. A valid credit card is required during this process.
Then you go through the identity verification by telephone. You enter your telephone number and an automated call is made to that number. You have to dial some digit code that will be displayed on the screen.
If successful, you will be verified and are allowed to continue
Clicking on continue opens a confirmation page. It is through this process that your payment method is verified and your account is activated. Until activated you cannot purchase any service. An email is sent confirming the activation or any problems encountered.
After that you need to sign in again. Opens your account home page showing all the services you have access to.
We will use the Amazon Elastic compute cloud (EC2). It is a service that allows renting of virtual computers where users run their own computer applications. It supports running applications on Linux or Windows operating system whichever you choose for your instance. A new account has access to a free 750 hours of instance processing. Pricing is based on an instance-hour that is consumed by an instance, this is calculated from the time the instance is launched to the time it is terminated. The awsmarketplace offers preconfigured software for easy ec2 startup.
All software has its own charge per hour. I will go to the operating system category to choose the operating system I want for my instance. I will choose windows server 2012 RTM. Use the operating system filter for fast sorting.
This opens a page where I can view the details of the OS I am installing. I have the opportunity to test it before signing up for it. You must have an activated account to make purchases. You can view the pricing of the instance you will create.
You can then launch your instance of windows 2012 server. You can now run whichever software you wish on the windows platform using this instance created. All the processing is done over the cloud. It scales up and down depending on usage. There is no limit to applications one can run as long as you are able to pay the bill.
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