Pay only for what you use with no long-term commitments. Dedicated Instance pricing has two components: (1) an hourly per instance usage fee and (2) a dedicated per region fee (note that you pay this once per hour regardless of how many Dedicated Instances you're running).

  • $2 per hour - An additional fee is charged once per hour in which at least one Dedicated Instance of any type is running in a Region.

On-Demand Instances let you pay for compute capacity by the hour with no long-term commitments.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.

Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each instance type. Partial instance-hours consumed are billed as full hours.

Dedicated Reserved Instances provide a capacity reservation so that you can have confidence in your ability to launch the number of instances you have reserved when you need them. Dedicated Reserved Instances also provide you with a significant discount (up to 75%) compared to On-Demand Instance pricing. Click here to learn more about Reserved Instances.

* Prices based on 30 day month. 

*This is the average monthly payment over the course of the RI term. For each month, the actual monthly payment will equal the actual number of hours in that month multiplied by the hourly usage rate. The hourly usage rate is equivalent to the total average monthly payments over the term of the RI divided by the total number of hours (based on a 365 day year) over the term of the RI.

**Effective hourly pricing is shown to help you calculate the amount of money that a Reserved Instance will save you over On-Demand pricing. When you purchase a Reserved Instance, you are billed for every hour during the entire Reserved Instance term that you select, regardless of whether the instance is running or not. The effective hourly price shows the amortized hourly cost of the instance (this takes the total cost of the Reserved Instance over the entire term, including any upfront payment, and spreads it out over each hour of the Reserved Instance term).

On February 2nd 2015, Light and Medium Utilization Reserved Instances will no longer be available for purchase. To view more information on these offerings, visit this page.

Dedicated Reserved Instances provide a capacity reservation so that you can have confidence in your ability to launch the number of instances you have reserved when you need them. Dedicated Reserved Instances also provide you with a significant discount (up to 75%) compared to On-Demand Instance pricing. Click here to learn more about Reserved Instances.

*This is the average monthly payment over the course of the RI term. For each month, the actual monthly payment will equal the actual number of hours in that month multiplied by the hourly usage rate. The hourly usage rate is equivalent to the total average monthly payments over the term of the RI divided by the total number of hours (based on a 365 day year) over the term of the RI.

**Effective hourly pricing is shown to help you calculate the amount of money that a Reserved Instance will save you over On-Demand pricing. When you purchase a Reserved Instance, you are billed for every hour during the entire Reserved Instance term that you select, regardless of whether the instance is running or not. The effective hourly price shows the amortized hourly cost of the instance (this takes the total cost of the Reserved Instance over the entire term, including any upfront payment, and spreads it out over each hour of the Reserved Instance term).

On February 2nd 2015, Light and Medium Utilization Reserved Instances will no longer be available for purchase. To view more information on these offerings, visit this page.

For Reserved Instance pricing and volume discount information, please visit the Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances page

AWS GovCloud is an AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. For pricing and more information on the new AWS GovCloud Region, please visit the AWS GovCloud Web Page.

To get started using Dedicated Instances within an Amazon VPC, perform the following steps:

  • Open and log into the AWS Management Console
  • Create an Amazon VPC if you do not already have one on the Amazon VPC tab
  • Click on Launch Instance from the EC2 Dashboard
  • Select Launch Instances Into Your Virtual Private Cloud
  • Modify the instance tenancy from Default to Dedicated in the Request Instances Wizard
  • Start using your instance with the knowledge it will not share hardware with instances launched by other customers

The AWS Management Console is an easy tool to start and manage your instances. If you are looking for more details on launching an instance, a quick video tutorial on how to use Amazon EC2 with the AWS Management Console can be found here.

Dedicated Instances are subject to maintenance reboot at most once every three months, ordinarily with 2 weeks’ prior notice. The complete AWS Service Terms can be found here.