The Amazon AWS Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS Cloud Services at no charge for 12 months after you sign up.

After creating your AWS account you can use any of the 21 products and services, listed below, for free within certain usage limits.

You can sign up today to automatically take advantage of AWS’s cloud services free tier.

  1. Sign-up for an AWS account.
  2. Enter your billing address and credit card information. You will not be charged unless your usage exceeds the free usage tiers.
  3. Start using AWS Cloud services, choosing from any of the products listed below.

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  • Amazon EC2

    Resizable compute capacity in the Cloud.
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    • 750 hours per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro instance usage
    • 750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro instance usage
    •  Run one instance at a time or multiple instances simultaneously
  • Amazon S3

    Highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure.
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    • 5 GB of Standard Storage
    • 20,000 Get Requests 
    • 2,000 Put Requests 
  • Amazon DynamoDB

    Fast and flexible NoSQL database with seamless scalability.
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    • 25 GB of Storage
    • 25 Units of Write Capacity
    • 25 Units of Read Capacity
    •  Enough to handle up to 200M requests per month
  • AWS Lambda

    Compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources
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    • 1,000,000 free requests per month
    • Up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time per month
  • AWS CodeCommit

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Highly scalable, managed source control service
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    • 5 active users per month
    • 50 GB-month of storage per month
    • 10,000 Git requests per month
  • AWS Key Management Service

    AWS Key Management Service is a managed service that provides easy encryption with administrative controls.
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    • 20,000 free requests per month
  • Amazon Cognito

    Mobile user identity and synchronization.
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    • Unlimited user authentication and ID generation
    • 10 GB of cloud sync storage
    • 1,000,000 sync operations per month
  • Amazon Appstream

    Lets you deliver your Windows applications to any device.
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    • 20 free hours per month
  • AWS Trusted Advisor

    AWS Cloud Optimization Expert.
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    • 4 best-practice checks  on performance and security (service limits, security groups, IAM, and MFA)
    • Notification and customization features 
  • Amazon CloudFront

    Web service to distribute content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.
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    • 50 GB of Data Transfer Out
    • 2,000,000 HTTP or HTTPS Requests
  • Amazon RDS

    Managed Relational Database Service for MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, and SQL Server.
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    • 750 Hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ db.t2.micro Instance usage
    • 20 GB of DB Storage: any combination of General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic
    • 20 GB for Backups (with RDS Magnetic storage; I/Os on General Purpose [SSD] are not seperately billed)
    • 10,000,000 I/Os  
  • Amazon Mobile Analytics

    Fast, secure mobile app usage analytics.
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    • 100 Million free events per month
  • Amazon EBS

    Highly available, reliable, and predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance.
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    • 30 GB of Amazon EBS: any combination of General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic
    • 2,000,000 I/Os  (with EBS Magnetic)
    • 1 GB of snapshot storage
  • Amazon ElastiCache

    Web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the Cloud.
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    • 750 Hours of cache.t2micro Node usage
    •  Enough hours to run continuously each month
  • Amazon ELB

    Automatic distribution of incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.
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    • 750 Hours per month
    • 15 GB of Data Processing
  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder

    Fully managed media transcoding service.
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    • 20 Minutes of Audio Transcoding
    • 20 Minutes of SD Transcoding
    • 10 Minutes of HD Transcoding
  • Amazon CloudWatch

    Monitoring for AWS cloud resources and applications.
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    • 10 Metrics  
    • 10 Alarms  
    • 1,000,000 API Requests  
  • Amazon SQS

    Scalable queue for storing messages as they travel between computers.
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    • 1,000,000 Requests  
  • Amazon SNS

    Fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service
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    • 1,000,000 Publishes 
    • 1,000,000 Mobile Push Deliveries 
    • 100,000 HTTP/S Deliveries 
    • 1,000 Email Deliveries 
  • Amazon SWF

    Task coordination and state management service for Cloud applications.
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    • 10,000 Activity Tasks  
    • 30,000 Workflow-Days  
    • 1,000 Initiated Executions 
  • AWS Data Pipeline

    Orchestration for data-driven workflows.
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    • 3 Low Frequency Preconditions  
    • 5 Low Frequency Activities  
  • Amazon SES

    Cost-effective email-sending service in the Cloud.
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    • 62,000 Messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • AWS CodePipeline

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application updates
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    • 1 Active Pipeline per month
      An active pipeline is a pipeline that has at least one code change that moves through it during the month (i.e., making an update to your code in your source code repository or re-running your previous code change through your pipeline).
  • Amazon API Gateway

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
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    • 1 Million API Calls Received per month
  • AWS Device Farm

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Test your Android, Fire OS, and iOS apps on real devices in the AWS Cloud
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    • Free one-time trial of 250 Device Minutes 
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AWS Marketplace offers more than 700 free and paid software products that run on the AWS Free Tier. If you qualify for the AWS Free Tier, you can use these products on an Amazon EC2 t2.micro instance for up to 750 hours per month and pay no additional charges for the Amazon EC2 instance (during the 12 months).  Software charges may still apply for paid software.

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux t2.micro instance usage (1 GiB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Microsoft Windows Server† t2.micro instance usage (1 GiB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
  • 30 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage in any combination of General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic, plus 2 million I/Os (with EBS Magnetic) and 1 GB of snapshot storage*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*

25 GB of Storage, 25 Units of Read Capacity and 25 Units of Write Capacity – Enough to handle up to 200M requests per month with Amazon DynamoDB.**

  • 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ db.t2.micro Instances, for running MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle BYOL or SQL Server (running SQL Server Express Edition) – enough hours to run a DB Instance continuously each month*
  • 20 GB of database storage, in any combination of RDS General Purpose (SSD) or Magnetic storage
  • 10 million I/Os (for use with RDS Magnetic storage; I/Os on RDS General Purpose (SSD) storage are not separately billed)
  • 20 GB of backup storage for your automated database backups and any user-initiated DB Snapshots
  • Unlimited user authentication and ID generation**
  • 10 GB of cloud sync storage
  • 1,000,000 sync operations per month
  • 20 free hours per month*
  • 5 active users per month**
  • 50 GB-month of storage per month**
  • 10,000 Git requests per month**
  • You can send 62,000 messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk.**
  • 1,000 Amazon SWF workflow executions and a total of 10,000 activity tasks, signals, timers and markers, and 30,000 workflow-days.**
  • 20 minutes of SD transcoding or 10 minutes of HD transcoding**
  • 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*
  • 3 low frequency preconditions running on AWS per month*
  • 5 low frequency activities running on AWS per month*
  • 750 hours of Amazon ElastiCache cache.t2micro Node usage - enough hours to run continuously each month.*
  • 100 million free events per month**
  • 20,000 free requests per month**
  • 1,000,000 free requests per month**
  • Up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time per month**
  • 1 active pipeline per month**
  • 1 Million API Calls per month**
  • Free one-time trial of 250 device minutes**

* These free tier offers are only available to new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date. When your 12 month free usage term expires or if your application use exceeds the tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details). Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.

** These free tier offers do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term, but are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.

† The following Windows variants are not eligible for the free tier: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Web, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Standard, Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit for Cluster Instances and Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SQL Server 64-bit for Cluster Instances.

The Amazon AWS Free Tier applies to participating services across the following AWS regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and South America (Sao Paulo). Your free usage under the AWS Free Tier is calculated each month across all regions and automatically applied to your bill – free usage does not accumulate.