Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Amazon EC2 Documentation
Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides resizeable computing capacity—literally, servers in Amazon's data centers—that you use to build and host your software systems. You can access the components and features that EC2 provides by using a web-based GUI, a command line interface, and APIs.
Getting Started Guide
Introduces you to the product, helps you set up an account, and walks you through a simple example to use the product for the first time. The guide also provides tips and links to advanced product features and resources.
Helps you understand the components and features that Amazon EC2 provides and how to use them. You'll learn how to access Amazon EC2 through a web-based GUI, command line tools, and the Amazon EC2 API.
Provides a conceptual overview and instructions for launching and using Windows instances on Amazon EC2.
Describes all the API operations for this product in detail. In addition, it provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.
Command Line Reference
Describes the command line interface for this product in detail. Provides basic syntax, options, and usage examples for each tool.
Quick Reference Card
Briefly covers the essential commands for using the service from the command line interface.
How to Get Started Video Series
Learn how to get started with Amazon EC2 using the AWS Management Console. These feature clips cover the major aspects of Amazon EC2, from setting up an account to launching and terminating Amazon EC2 instances. You can view the full set of videos or skip ahead to a specific feature clip.
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