The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS Cloud Services. The AWS Free Tier includes services with a free tier available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date, as well as additional service offers that do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.

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

You can start today and automatically take advantage of the AWS Free Tier by following the steps below:

  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 tier limits.
  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
    •  For example, run 1 instance x 1 month or 2 instances x half a month
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • 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 
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon RDS

    Managed Relational Database Service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle BYOL, or 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 separately billed)
    • 10,000,000 I/Os 
    • Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • AWS IoT

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Connect devices to the cloud
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    • 250,000 Messages (published or delivered) per month
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon EC2 Container Registry

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Store and retrieve Docker images
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    • 500 MB-month of Storage
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • 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
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • Elastic Load Balancing

    Automatic distribution of incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.
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    • 750 Hours per month
    • 15 GB of Data Processing
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • 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.
      Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • 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
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon Elastic Block Storage

    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
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • 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
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon Redshift

    Fast, simple, cost-effective data warehousing
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    • Two-month free trial  
    • 750 DC1.Large hours per month for 2 months
    •  Expires 2 months after sign-up.
  • AWS Data Pipeline

    Orchestration for data-driven workflows.
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    • 3 Low Frequency Preconditions  
    • 5 Low Frequency Activities  
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS Cloud
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    • 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch instance
    • 10GB per month of optional EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose)
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon Cognito

    Mobile user identity and synchronization.
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    •  The Your User Pool feature has a free tier of 50,000 MAUs each month**
    •  The Federated Identities feature for authenticating users and generating unique identifiers is always free with Amazon Cognito **
    • 10 GB of cloud sync storage. Expires 12 months after sign-up.
    • 1,000,000 sync operations per month. Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • AWS Device Farm

    Test your iOS, Android and FireOS apps on real devices in the AWS cloud
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    • Free one-time trial of 250 Device Minutes 
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • Amazon Mobile Analytics

    Fast, secure mobile app usage analytics.
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    • 100 Million free events per month
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • 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 
    • Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • AWS CodeCommit

    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
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • AWS CodePipeline

    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).
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • 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
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • Amazon CloudWatch

    New AWS Free Tier Offer

    Monitoring for AWS cloud resources and applications.
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    • 10 Custom Metrics and 10 Alarms  
    • 1,000,000 API Requests  
    • 5GB of Log Data Ingestion and 5GB of Log Data Archive 
    • 3 Dashboards with up to 50 Metrics Each per Month 
    • Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • 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 
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon API Gateway

    Publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
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    • 1 Million API Calls Received per month
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon AppStream

    Lets you deliver your Windows applications to any device.
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    • 20 free hours per month
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • 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
    •  Expires 12 months after sign-up.
  • Amazon SES

    Cost-effective email service in the Cloud.
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    • 62,000 Outbound Messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
    • 1,000 Inbound Messages per month
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • Amazon SQS

    Scalable queue for storing messages as they travel between computers.
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    • 1,000,000 Requests  
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
  • 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 
    •  Does not expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.
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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.

These 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.

  • 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.**
  • The Your User Pool feature has a free tier of 50,000 MAUs each month**
  • The Federated Identities feature for authenticating users and generating unique identifiers is always free with Amazon Cognito**

Cognito also includes:

  • 10 GB of cloud sync storage. Expires 12 months after signup
  • 1,000,000 sync operations per month. Expires 12 months after signup

The Your User Pool feature is currently in Beta and you will not be charged for sending SMS messages for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and phone verification. However, separate pricing for sending SMS messages will apply after the conclusion of Beta period.

 

  • 5 active users per month**
  • 50 GB-month of storage per month**
  • 10,000 Git requests per month**
  • 10 Amazon Cloudwatch custom metrics, 10 alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests**
  • 5 GB of Log Data Ingestion**
  • 5 GB of Log Data Archive**
  • 3 Dashboards with up to 50 metrics each per month**
  • 100 million free events per month**
  • 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**
  • 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**
  • Free one-time trial of 250 device minutes
  • 62,000 Outbound Messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk.**
  • 1,000 Inbound Messages per month.**

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.

  • 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*
  • 500 MB-month of Amazon EC2 Container Registry storage for new customers*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
  • 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) – 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
  • 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.*
  • 20 free hours per month*
  • 1 Million API Calls per month*
  • 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch instance*
  • 10GB per month of optional EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose)*
  • 250,000 messages (published or delivered) per month*

* 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 (Seoul), 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.