What is Amazon EC2 and how to launch an EC2 instance? Step by step guide

Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is a web service that allows you to deploy your applications in the cloud. Amazon EC2 comprises of both Windows and Linux based operating systems. But before we dive into launching an Amazon EC2 instance, first of all, let’s have an overview of virtual machines.

What is a virtual machine?

A virtual machine which is also known as a guest is created within a computing environment, called a host. A virtual machine (VM) is a software…