In last week’s post I went through how to create an Amazon AWS Linux EC2 Instance. Within that tutorial, we created a Linux web server and used an automated script to install the httpd service which then displayed a web page of the server’s internal IP, external IP and DNS name.
This is a beginner’s guide to creating your first Amazon AWS EC2 Linux Instance in one of the world’s largest hyper scalers.
In this article, I walk you through how to enable MFA on your AWS root account. By adding another layer of security on top of your traditional username and password, we are able to help protect your AWS root account from hackers. If a hacker gets hold of your account credentials and is able to gain access to your AWS account, they can accumulate enormous fees by running huge amounts of resources. Therefore Multifactor Authentication is crucial.
This article highlights the steps needed to create an Amazon AWS Free Tier account. The Free Tier allows users to consume minimal AWS resources free of charge for a period of 1 year. If you consume more than the Free Tier thresholds you are charged at the standard Amazon rates for that service. However, don’t worry too much as Amazon alerts you via email when you are getting close to consuming your Free Tier limits for the month.