This blog carries on from part one which shows how to set up the database using AWS, now I will show you how to set-up the web server.
To get started login to your Amazon account and then go to AWS Management Console, make sure that on the top right you have datacentre selected, as I'm from the UK I have selected London. Now find 'EC2' and click the link.
You should now see the screen as per the image above, click on launch instance and select the server you require, for this blog I'm using the free tier and then click select.
On the next page, leave everything as is, and click 'configure instance details', review the setting and change any that need changing, these setting are personal to you so there is no point in me explaining what to do, next click 'add storage' again change as per your requirements.
Next click 'add tags', and if required add a name here, then click 'security group', and configure as per your requirements.
Once done, click 'Review and Launch' and review your settings, if you are happy with the setting, click 'Launch'. A popup will now appear and select 'create a new key pair' and give it a name, then download it.
Once downloaded, click the next page and then click 'View Instances' and now wait till Amazon creates your server.
When the server is created, click action and connect, you will then have a pop-up and you can download a 'Remote Desktop File' allowing you to connect to the server before you do that, you need to get the password that you created earlier and decrypt it.
If you run the 'Remote Desktop Connection' file, enter your password that you decrypted you can now log in to the server, that's all for this post, in the final blog in this series, I will show how to install IIS and set up your website to connect to the database.
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