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Step-by-Step Guide: Creating an EC2 Instance in AWS (2023)

1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console: Go to the AWS Management Console and sign in to your AWS account.

2.Navigate to EC2 Dashboard: Once logged in, navigate to the EC2 Dashboard. You can find this under the "Compute" section.

3.Launch Instance: Click on the "Launch Instance" button to start the instance creation process.

4.Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI): Select an AMI that best fits your requirements. You can choose from a variety of pre-configured images, including Amazon Linux, Ubuntu, Windows Server, etc.

5.Choose an Instance Type: Select the instance type based on your computing needs. AWS offers a wide range of instance types with varying CPU, memory, storage, and network capabilities.

6.Configure Instance Details: Configure additional instance settings such as the number of instances, network settings, IAM role, etc.

7.Add Storage: Specify the storage requirements for your instance. You can add additional EBS volumes or configure instance store volumes based on your needs.

8.Add Tags (Optional): Add tags to your instance for easier management and organization.

9.Configure Security Group: Configure security group settings to control inbound and outbound traffic to your instance. Define rules to allow access to specific ports and protocols.

10.Review Instance Launch: Review all the configurations you've made and click on the "Launch" button to initiate the instance launch process.

11.Create Key Pair: If you haven't already created a key pair, you'll be prompted to create one. This key pair is used for SSH access to your instance.

12.Access Your Instance: Once the instance is launched, you can access it using SSH for Linux instances or RDP for Windows instances using the public IP address or DNS name provided.