Compute Solutions

for Free on AWS

Instances, containers, and serverless computing for Free on AWS

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Product Benefits

Millions of organizations run diverse set of workloads on the AWS Compute platform. Recognized as a Magic Quadrant Leader for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services for the 10th straight year, AWS is helping organizations like Lyft, Netflix, Coca Cola, and Moderna lower costs and accelerate innovation on the world's most reliable, secure, and capable cloud.

Broadest and Deepest Platform

AWS offer the broadest choice of compute services with the deepest functionality, more than any other cloud provider. We offer choice of processors, storage, networking, operating systems, and purchase models.

World-Class Network

AWS is the only cloud provider with compute instances that deliver 400 Gbps networking and has the largest global network with 210 points of presence connected by 100 Gbps trans-oceanic cables.

Flexible Cost Optimization

With On-Demand pricing, you pay only for the compute you need with no long-term commitments. You can use Amazon EC2 Spot to reduce costs up to 90% or to accelerate performance for fault-tolerant workloads.

Industry Leading Security

AWS supports 89 security standards and compliance certifications including PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, GDPR, FIPS 140-2, and NIST 800-171, more than any other cloud provider.

Free Product Offers

Build compute solutions using these product offers from the AWS Free Tier.

Amazon EC2


Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud.

750 hours
per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro or t3.micro instance dependent on region

750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro or t3.micro instance dependent on region

Amazon EC2 Pricing
Amazon Lightsail
Lightsail is an easy-to-use virtual private server (VPS) that offers you everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan.
30-DAYS FREE (750 hours per month)

Try the $3.50 USD Lightsail plan free for one month when using Linux/Unix

Try the $8 USD plan free for one month when using Lightsail for Microsoft Windows Server

Amazon Lightsail Pricing
AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers, creating workload-aware cluster scaling logic, maintaining event integrations, or managing runtimes.

free requests per month

Up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time per month
AWS Lambda Pricing
Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) is a fully managed container registry that makes it easy to store, manage, share, and deploy your container images and artifacts anywhere.

500 MB
per month of Storage
Amazon ECR Pricing
Elastic Load Balancing  Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, IP addresses, Lambda functions, and virtual appliances.

750 Hours
per month shared between Classic and Application load balancers

15 GB of data processing for Classic load balancers

15 LCUs for Application load balancers 
Elastic Load Balancing Pricing 

Learn more about AWS Compute solutions

Browse through our collection of videos and tutorials to deepen your knowledge and experience with AWS

  • Videos
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
  • Introduction to Amazon EC2 (4:01)
    Introduction to AWS Lambda (3:01)
    Deploying a Mean Stack Application on Amazon Lightsail (10:25)
    Getting Started with Elastic Load Balancing (5:04)
  • Tutorials
  • 10-Minute Tutorials

    Start with these free and simple tutorials to explore AWS compute services

    Remotely Run Commands on an EC2 Instance

    In this hands-on tutorial, you will learn how to use AWS Systems Manager to remotely run commands on your Amazon EC2 instances. Systems Manager is a Management Tool that enables you gain operational insights and take action on AWS resources safely and at scale. Using the run command, one of the automation features of Systems Manager, you can simplify management tasks by eliminating the need to use bastion hosts, SSH, or remote PowerShell.

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    Create an Amazon Lightsail instance

    You can create a Lightsail instance, also known as a virtual private server (VPS), running an application like WordPress or a development stack like LAMP in seconds. After your instance starts running, you can connect to it via SSH without leaving Lightsail. Here's how.

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    Run a Serverless "Hello, World!" with AWS Lambda

    In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of running code on AWS Lambda without provisioning or managing servers. We will walk through how to create a Hello World Lambda function using the AWS Lambda console. We will then show you how to manually invoke the Lambda function using sample event data and review your output metrics.

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    Set up a scaled and load-balanced application

    In this tutorial, we cover the basics steps for setting up a load-balanced application when the Auto Scaling group is created. 

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AWS Free Tier

The AWS Free Tier offers users an opportunity to explore products for free, with offers including products that are always free, free for 12 months, and short-term free trials.


Get Started

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