In this module, you will create an Amazon EC2 instance to run your Drupal site. Amazon EC2 provides highly-configurable server instances on-demand. On an EC2 instance, you can run a Drupal site that will be accessible by users anywhere.
Time to Complete Module: 10 Minutes
When getting started with Drupal, you may test it out by installing and running it on your laptop or desktop. This is fine for a test but you will quickly hit its limitations. Your Drupal site will only be running as long as your laptop or desktop is running. Further, the site will only be accessible by you -- it won’t be available over the public internet.
A better approach is to use a server. In the steps below, you will launch an EC2 instance to host your Drupal site.