Today I am going to tell you step by step how to setup amazon ec2 server. After completing sign-up in to amazon from http://aws.amazon.com. You will be redirected to a home screen of the amazon that lists various services provided by the amazon.
Simply Select EC2 in these options
Here the next screen will be as given below, as we are here to launch a new instance of amazon, we will click over the Running instances
Now the next screen will open where the running instances are listed, if there are no instances, there will be none Click on the Launch Instance button
In this screen select instance image of your wish. For our case I am installing ubuntu14.04 LTS 64bit
From here onwards the configuration will start, depending upon our usage, we will select micro small medium or large instance. After selecting instance you want, click on the Next: Configure Instance Details given in the bottom right corner.
Just change one option here as Auto-assign Public IP to enable and then click on Next: Add Storage If you want to add EBS volume you can add here or simply click on Next: Tag Instance
Leave this screen as it is and click on Next: Configure Security Group
In this screen you can create a security group to accept different type of requests. In this case we have accepted HTTP, HTTPS and SSH type of requests. Now just click on Review and Launch
Click on Launch and then it asks for the key pair, if you already have a key pair you can select that otherwise you should create a new key pair to connect to the server via SSH. You will not be able to download the key again so keep it safe with you. After this, click on launch again you instance will start launching and you will get Success message. you can now see your instance in the ec2 instance list. All the screen shots are given below for the final step.