Sunday, 16 September 2012

Create an AWS Account - Free Usage Tier

Amazon Web Services helps its new customers to get started into the cloud by introducing a free usage tier. This tier is available to customers for 12 months. 

Below are the highlights of AWS’s free usage tiers. All are available for one year (except SWF, DynamoDB, SimpleDB, SQS, and SNS which are free indefinitely):

Below Image is updated as of October 1st,2012 for AWS RDS announcement. For latest updates, please check AWS Free Tier for more details


Do check AWS Free Tier for more details.

How to get started:

AWS Sign Up Free tier

  • Enter a valid email address with which you want to register your account. Select option : "I am a new user" and click on Sign in using our secure server

  • Enter valid name, type the email address again and a password which you will use to login to your account. Click on Continue once done.
AWS Create Account - Login Credentials

  • Enter valid contact information, read and agree the AWS Customer Agreement and click on Create Account and Continue
AWS Create Account - Contact information

  • You will be directed to Manage Your Account page. You can add more services by clicking on Add Now button.

AWS Create Account - Manage your account

  • Enter valid credit card information and select the billing address.

AWS Create Account - Credit Card Information
  • AWS does telephone verification in a three step process. 
  • Select the proper country code, phone number and click on Call Me Now button

AWS Create Account - Phone verification 1
  • As soon as you click on button, you will receive an automated call from AWS, enter the pin provided on screen when prompted.

AWS Create Account - Phone verification pin 2
  • Once verification is done, click on the Continue button in third step,.

AWS Create Account - Phone verification 3

That is it, your account is created. It will take sometime to activate your account

Activate AWS Account

Check your email account for mail from Amazon Web Services regarding your account.


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