Getting Started With AWS
AWS (Amazon Cloud) account creation Prerequisites:
- Credit card
- Landline or mobile phone
- Fill in all registration information including your personal information and credit card details.
- Next, the system will call to confirm your phone number. Enter the 4-digit number (ending with #) displayed on the computer screen.
- If the account was successfully created, your card will be charged for $1 as part of the verification process (this will be refunded later).
EC2 virtual machine set up
1. Create an AWS EC2 instance
Select the location of the machine in the upper right corner:
Find “Instances” in the menu on the left side of the page
Then click on the “Launch Instance” button:
Choose an Amazon system image: Ubuntu 18.04 is recommended
Select the instance type. We recommend the m4.large configuration.
Click the “Next: Configure Instance Details” button and input the following default configuration:
Click the “Next: Add Storage” button
The recommended setting is 80GB
Click the “Next: Add Tags” button to add tags for easy recall:
Click the “Next: Configure Security Group” button
Add firewall rule and then click the “Review and Launch” button to verify the instance:
Click the “Launch” button to launch the instance
Create a key, download the key pair and keep it in a safe place. You will use this key when logging in with SSH.
That completes the EC2 instance creation.
To use the SSH login method under Linux, set the key file permissions with the following command (make sure to replace
your_keyfile.pemwith whatever you named your key file):
chmod 400 your_keyfile.pem
SSH login command (make sure to replace
your_EC2_ip_addresswith your EC2 instance's IPv4 Public IP address:
Now you are finished. If you would like set up a validator node, please follow the instructions here.
First terminate the instance:
After termination, check that the volume has been deleted to avoid any costs. In addition, the instance will remain in the list for a while after termination, and will generally disappear within half an hour.