In this lab, you created a Drupal site using Amazon EC2. Your Drupal site is using a relational database from Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS is a fully-managed database service that handles scaling, backups, disaster recovery, and more for six different relational database engines.

As you make your Drupal site ready for production usage, there are a number of AWS tools you can use, including:

In the steps below, you will clean up the resource created by this lab so that you won’t incur AWS charges.

Time to Complete Module: 5 Minutes


  • Step 1: Remove your EC2 instance

    First, you can remove your EC2 instance that is hosting your Drupal site.

    Navigate to the EC2 Instances page and find your EC2 instance. Select it, and click the Actions button. Navigate to Instance State > Terminate and click it.

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    In the confirmation modal, click the blue Yes, Terminate button to terminate your instance.

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  • Step 2: Delete your RDS instance

    To delete your RDS instance, navigate to the RDS Databases page in the AWS console. Find your Drupal RDS instance and select it. Then, click Actions and Delete.

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    Type “delete me” into the confirmation box and click the Delete button to finalize the process.

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