How to start using AWS Free usage Tier?

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AWS Free usage tier allows customers to use AWS offerings free to help them get started in the Cloud.

Services Available in Free Usage Tier:

  • Free Amazon EC2 Micro Instance
  • Free Amazon RDS Micro Instance for a year
  • Free usage tier for Amazon S3
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store
  • Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
  • AWS data transfer
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk – To deploy your Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, and .NET applications

Use-cases

  • Launch new applications
  • Test existing applications in the cloud
  • Gain hands-on experience with AWS

 AWS Free Usage Tier (Per Month):

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux† Micro Instance usage (613 MB 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‡ Micro Instance usage (613 MB 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, plus 2 million I/Os and 1 GB of snapshot storage*

Simple Storage Service (S3)

  •  5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*

DynamoDB

  • 100 MB of storage, 5 units of write capacity, and 10 units of read capacity for Amazon DynamoDB.**
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ Micro DB Instances, for running MySQL, 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
  • 10 million I/Os
  • 20 GB of backup storage for your automated database backups and any user-initiated DB Snapshots

Simple Workflow (SWF)

  • 1,000 Amazon SWF workflow executions can be initiated for free. A total of 10,000 activity tasks, signals, timers and markers, and 30,000 workflow-days can also be used for free**

Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Simple Notification Service (SNS)

  • 100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service**
  • 100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service**

CloudWatch

  • 10 Amazon Cloudwatch metrics, 10 alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests**

Data Transfer

  • 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*

Data Pipeline

  • 3 low frequency preconditions running on AWS per month*
  • 5 low frequency activities running on AWS per month*

In addition to these services, the AWS Management Console is available at no charge to help you build and manage your application on AWS.

60-day Free Trial

In addition to the Free Usage Tier we also offer 60-day Free Trial for all AWS customers that are new to Amazon ElastiCache. AWS customers can avail of this Free Trial in addition to the Free Usage Tier offerings.

For more information on the free trial please follow the link below:

Amazon ElastiCache free trial

* These free tiers are only available to new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date. When your free usage expires or if your application use exceeds the free usage 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 tiers do not expire after 12 months and are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.

The following Linux variants are not eligible for the free usage tier as a software license is required: SuSe Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

The following Windows variants are not eligible for the free usage 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.

How to Get Started

Sign-up for an AWS account and subscribe to the services

Sign in as New User

Sign in as New User

Login Credentials for AWS

Login Credentials for AWS

Enter your billing address and credit card information

3.Contact Information in AWS

Payment Information in AWS

Payment Information in AWS

Identity Verification in AWS

Identity Verification in AWS

 Identity Verification Failure

Identity Verification Failure

Identity Verification Completed

Identity Verification Completed

Eligibility of Free Tier

Eligibility of Free Tier

Done!

We will see how to create Virtual machine in Free Tier in Next Article.