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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Getting Started Guide by [Amazon Web Services]
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This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

This guide steps you through using the Amazon EC2 web service for the first time. You’ll learn how to sign up for the Amazon EC2 service, launch an instance of a Linux virtual server in the cloud, connect to that instance, and then terminate it. You'll work with the AWS Management Console, an easy-to-use web-based interface. For information on getting started launching a Windows virtual server, see the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Microsoft Windows User Guide.

Amazon EC2 provides resizable computing capacity—literally, server instances in Amazon's data centers—that you use to build and host your software systems.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa2f3b3b4) out of 5 stars 27 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4684e64) out of 5 stars Very fast launch and connection to EC2 July 28 2012
By Afia - Published on
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The most helpful part of this guide was termination instruction. It's important to terminate an instance of EC2 rather than run idle since billing is based on hour or partial hour (except in free usage tier). You right click on the instance on the console (the Amazon Web Services console), terminate it and then confirm termination.

Step one, signing up for EC2 was simple. Step two, launching an instance involved choices. For example, this step requires selection of IP addresses to include in the security group. Step three, connecting to the Linux/UNIX instance, is explained based on the type of operating system used by the client (of Amazon Web Services).

This is a quick-start type guide, so it's highly abbreviated. It doesn't cover file storage, monitoring, load balancing or virtual private networking. Instead it has links to additional resources.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2f010cc) out of 5 stars Nice starter guide July 24 2013
By David Villalobos - Published on
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I think it covers the key concepts of EC2, I think it is important to know that you will be charged even the AMI is turned off!
HASH(0xa2f01090) out of 5 stars Very resourceful; broken instructions hope to be fixed in the actual edition Oct. 13 2012
By song - Published on
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I purchased this textbook for an online course. The introduction is fine, but the ruby and rails portions have many broken instructions that prevent me from reading it. Often, I have to go to online search engines and find the answer before I can continue. I hope they can be corrected in the final edition. Someone, probably an editor, should read through the book and try to follow the instruction, and make sure every instruction is working as described.

Another major complaint about the kindle edition is that I cannot use the text, although there is a copy feature. The copied text has many special characters that prevent it from running as a code. I essentially have to retype the whole text before it can be interpreted by the computer. Hopefully, this can be improved in the future kindle edition. Someone, probably an editor, should copy every code and try to run it and make sure it works as described.

In summary, this is a helpful book and is recommended for anyone who wants to learn ruby and rails. My only suggestion for improvement is: Every instruction must work as described and every piece of code must run as expected.
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HASH(0xa2f01384) out of 5 stars amazing. Feb. 12 2013
By Rene Jimenez - Published on
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really goes into to detail how to use Amazon Elastic cloud platform , very easy to implement non technical approach.
HASH(0xa2f013e4) out of 5 stars Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for AWS April 4 2015
By Albert L. Johnson - Published on
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This is a great deal for someone wanting to take advantage of cloud services as offered by Amazon. I deployed two applications: 1) a Windows Service that does data acquisition, and 2) a web site which permits users to view the data. I found the AWS Elastic service to be a fairly easy way to begin using cloud computing and especially like the 12 month free deal they offer. You don't have to worry about software as they provide the web server, the database (Under 10 GB is free). It has been running for two months now w/o incident.