Amazon Web Services(AWS) is a secure cloud services platform that offers a broad set of cloud-based products including compute services, storage, analytics, networking, databases, developer tools, IoT, security, and management tools, with pay-as-you-go pricing. In this blog post, I am going to give an Overview of AWS.

Amazon Web Services Overview

    AWS is a cloud services platform provided by Amazon. In 2002, the AWS platform was launched and it kept on evolving. In 2006, AWS began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services. Today, it provides nearly 175 services to the developers so they can access them from anywhere at the time of need. It has customers in over 190 countries worldwide. Many companies like Netflix, Twitch, LinkedIn, Facebook, ESPN, BBC, etc., use AWS services.

Amazon offers many services for application development and analytics. Here is the snapshot of the products offered by AWS:-

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Note: These are just domains and each domain has several services.
Let's talk about the domains which are widely used:-
1.) Compute
a.) EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
b.) Lambda
c.) Elastic Beanstalk

d.) Amazon LightSail

e.) Elastic Load Balancer
f.) Auto Scaling etc.,
a.) S3 (Simple Storage Service)
b.) Amazon Glacier
c.) AWS Snowball
d.) Amazon Elastic File System ( EFS )
e.) Amazon Elastic Block Store ( EBS )
a.) Amazon Aurora
b.) Amazon RDS
c.) Amazon DynamoDB
d.) Amazon RedShift
a.) AWS Database Migration Service
b.) AWS Snow-Ball
a.) Amazon Route 53
b.) AWS Cloud Front
a.) AWS Cloud-Watch
b.) AWS Cloud-Formation
c.) AWS Cloud-Trail
c.) AWS Shield

Set up Free Tier account
    AWS provides 12 months of Free Tier account to new subscribers to get hands-on experience with all the AWS cloud services. But if you consume more than the Free Tier thresholds you are charged at the standard Amazon rates for that service.
Ok, let’s get started on creating your Amazon AWS Free Tier account.
Step 1:- Open your favorite browser and navigate to AWS Free Tier Page
Step 2:- Choose Create an AWS Account.
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Step 3:- It will ask for your email address, create a password, and give your AWS account a name. After entering your account information, click Continue.
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conditions and then click on Create Account and Continue.
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Step 8:- After clicking on Send SMS or Call me Now, you will immediately receive a call or SMS from Amazon, for verification code, Enter your code then click on Verify Code.

Step 9:- There are 3 Support Plans you can choose. For the free tier, we will be selecting the Basic Plan. Click on Free.
Now simply login to your AWS account. Click on ‘Sign in to the Console’. Choose the root user and enter the email address that you used for your Free Tier account.
Enter the captcha and click done.
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Then enter in your password and click submit.
You have now successfully signed in to the AWS Management Console
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    Compute domain includes the services related to high-end servers that are used to host a website, process backend data, etc. It includes the following services:-

2.) Storage Services

AWS provides highly available, and highly durable storage services for backing up information, archiving, and disaster recovery. It includes the following services:

3.) Database Services

    AWS provides services that can help you monitor and manage your databases for better productivity. It includes the following services:

4.) Migration Services

    This domain deals with the transferring of data to and from the AWS infrastructure. It includes the following services:

5.) Networking and Content Delivery Services

    The Networking and Content Delivery domain offers the highest network availability amongst all cloud service providers, scales your request, handling capacity, and connects your physical network to your virtual network. It includes the following services:

6.) Management Tools

    The Management Tools domain allows you to manage all of your AWS resources on AWS infrastructure. It includes the following services:

7.) Security & Identity, Compliance Services

    The Security & Identity, Compliance Services deals with user rights and authenticity. It is used to provide security to your AWS resources. It includes the following services:

If you have any queries regarding AWS Free Tier visit Amazon AWS Free Tier FAQs

Step 4:- Select your account type (Professional/ Personal). Fill in the correct information to validate your account if you’re going to create personal use then click on “personal Account” else use “Company Account”, Accept the Terms and

Step 5:- To be able to create a Free Tier account, you will need to enter your credit card details. This is in case you use more than what the free tier allows. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, if you use more than the Free Tier thresholds, Amazon will start to bill you. Make sure to provide proper contact details to get the Verification code from AWS.

Step 6:- In this step, it will take you to the payment gateway to validate your payment information and for your credit card verification, Amazon will charge the minimum price based on Country. Here I have provided India, so Amazon charged 2 INR.

Step 7:- Amazon will confirm your identity by sending you a text message or giving you a voice call. Fill in the details and click on Send SMS.

And Congratulations, Your Amazon AWS Free Tier account has now been created.

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