Guides and Info [INTRO] AWS

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Here is some important info regarding AWS. If you sign up you get free usage which inludes 750 hours per month of a VM. While not the best specd out VM there is. It is free and can be used for a number of things. Here is some more info on AWS Free Tier.

AWS Free Tier

The AWS Free Tier enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services. AWS Free Tier includes offers that expire 12 months after sign-up and others that never expire. This section lists some of the most commonly used AWS Free Tier offers. Many other services are available through AWS Free Tier, and terms and conditions apply. Get full details here.


The following free-tier offers are only available to new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date:
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2): 750 hours per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro instance usage or 750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro instance usage
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service(Amazon S3): 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS): 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ db.t2.micro Instances for running MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle BYOL, or SQL Server (running SQL Server Express Edition); 20 GB of database storage; 10 million I/Os; and 20 GB of backup storage
  • Amazon CloudFront: 50 GB Data Transfer Out and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS Requests each month
The following free-tier offers do not automatically expire at the end of your 12-month AWS Free Tier term and are available to all AWS customers:
  • AWS DynamoDB: Up to 200 million requests per month (25 Write Capacity units and 25 Read Capacity units); 25 GB of indexed data storage; 2.5 million read requests per month fromDynamoDB Streams; ability to deploy DynamoDB Global Tables in up to two AWS regions
  • Amazon Glacier: Retrieve up to 10 GB of your Amazon Glacier data per month for free
  • AWS Lambda: 1 million free requests per month; up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time per

AWS Terminology
EC2
- this just means a Virtual Machine.
S3 - this is just basicly a folder you can make public to share a website or information.
EBS - This is basically storage for a EC2 instance


Use cases for AWS and guides.
Static website - Hosting a Static Website on Amazon S3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service
Running pihole as a remote DNS server. - Launching an Instance Using the Launch Instance Wizard - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - in the AMI list just pick a Linux OS you like e.g ubuntu and then ssh to it after deploying and install pihole. All EC2 instance will have public IP so you will be able to reach them from anywhere as long as you have allowed access in the security group. A important thing to note is that AMIs usually have firewalls on the OS enabled and some rules added so you may have to tweak the rules on the EC2 instance
Run a CMS - You can do this by installing the CMS on an EC2 instance just like you can install pihole.

Important things to note
  1. If using AWS set up billing notifications so you will be alerted if you go over the free tier limit.
  2. EC2 instances are charged per hour so if you have one running for 1 minute 1 hour of the 750 free will be taken e.g you will have 749 hours of free usage left and not 749 hours 59 minutes left.
  3. With the 750 free hours that does not mean you can only use 1 vm you could for example run 74 VMs for 10 hours straight together and still stay within the free tier limit. e.g 74 * 10 = 740 hours.
  4. You only get 30GB of EBS(HDD/SSD storage) for the instance(VMs) and in some cases a single windows VM OS can taken up more than this thus you go over the free tier limit.
  5. Dont forget to shutdown VMs you are not using.

Useful Courses.
Linux Academy - Course: AWS Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) | Linux Academy
Udemy - AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


Bonus info
The courses mentioned above can all be found in the usual places for free.


 
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Grimeire

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I should of probably mentioned that a benefit of using AWS is their is a number of ways to get free credit.

I have got over $230 of free AWS credit in the last 4 months. It does not last long but still pretty good considering.
 
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