How to Get Free VPS 12 months in AWS

How to Get Free VPS 12 months in AWS – AWS (Amazon Web service) is a service from Amazon for cloud compute. Even in 2018, AWS is the cloud provider the largest calculate the other, a master of the 33% of the market of cloud consisting of the entire world, followed by Azure (Microsoft) 13%, andp (Google) as much as 6%. Apple, GoPro, Ubisoft, Pinterest is a site that most who use the service of the ays.

Like GCP, Azure, Alibaba Cloud, AWS also provides services free, Free Forever, trial 1 month and free for 12 months (1 year). For the services during the 12 months free, promonya similar to cloud Alibaba, which provides free use on certain products, if there is a use outside of the products and features for free.
then we have to pay. By participating in this promo, we can get a free VPS for a year. Not as DHCP that provide credit / voucher is non that we wear during a year for almost all of the products and other features, until the vouchers run out.

Get a Free VPS


We certainly need to register first, the calculation of the free tier will be calculated based on when we wear products AWS, not based on the time of registration, so to sign up we can do anytime. To register.

And click Create an AWS account. Fill email, password, and the name of the AWS account.
Next we need to fill the data contact us, and afterwards need to fill in the payment data. Payment here to verify using a credit card, could also wear the card of Genius. There will be a charge of $0 or $1 on your credit card after we enter the data. If we use the product or service beyond the free tier, it will be charged from the cards we register here.
Next verify the phone number, then will be sent a sms code for us to enter back into the Amazon.

Select The Support Plan

Then there will be the choice of the support plan, this option is for support or help we want. Select free to support myself 🙂

Choose Service

For the service virtual private server, we will select service Launch a virtual machine.
Do not forget to change the area/region where we want the location of the VPS us, select from the drop down menu at the top right (next to the account name).

Choose the AMI (Amazon machine Image)
Select the Image that we want to attach to the VPS. The choice is very widely, from free to paid. There is an option for the OS, applications, WordPress, Plesk, and other.
For WordPress, there are about 135 product image which can be selected, like WordPress Bitnami, LiteSpeed, Kusanagi, and other. For this experiment, I chose Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (HVM), SSD Volume Type.

Choose Instance Type

If you had to choose image. then the next will go into the selection of the Instance Type. Here we choose the CPU type that we want. Options for the free there’s only one, namely the Geberal Purpose – t2 micro.
If you choose others, then we will pay the appropriate rates per hour.
If you had to choose, actually we can directly launch, but if you want to change or view the settings.


Configure an Instance, here for emngatur additional configuration or change the options from the default. As the number of instance, the public IP (so it can be accessed through the internet), CloudWatch (no additional cost), or T2/T3 unlimited (for burstable), and other more.

Choose the storage (HDD)

Storage, by default we are given 8GB. See the writing on the bottom, if the free tier can wear to 30GB, so the numbers 8GB can we replace as necessary.
Tags for mengaktegorikan products AWS based on the destination, admin, user, owner, environment, and other.

Security Group

Stage 6: Configure Security Group, to set the port that is opened on the EC2 us. The default, which is open only port 22 for SSH. So for the purposes of the website, open port 80 for http, port 443 for https, and other ports that you need again. The Port list can be arranged, whether open to the public ( or only for a specific IP only.
Change the group name if you want, later this group we can put the EC2 others. For example, only to open port 22 we call the group itself, so later on when we create EC2 others that simply want to use port 22, we assign to the group that we created.

Final Review

Review, to view the summary of all the options that we’ve created before.
If it is ok, and then click the blue launch in the bottom right.

SSH Keys

If it has been launch, there will be an option key pair for later use to access the VPS.
You should use a key pair (login using a key file, not with a password), select create a new pair, set the name of the key file, and then click download key file. There will be *.pem files are downloaded, this file which we will use to log in from your PC.
After that, if successfully there will be a display of Your instance are now launching (VPS already created), and then click view instance.

Sign in to VPS

To get into the VPS that we create on top of Windows, I chose to use the free terminal putty, download here.
Before connect to VPS, we need to convert the file .pem that we download. Open PuTTYgen, File > Load Private Key, select all files (.*) for this type of file, and search *pem file that we already downloaded.
After that, click save private key, click yes to without additional password, and save files with the extension. ppk.
To login to the VPS we will open Putty, enter the IP address of the ECS with a choice of port 22. Then from the options menu category on the left side, select SSH > Auth, and there will be an option to choose the directory ppk key file. Browse and enter the ppk file that we just created.
If you want to save this configuration, return to the menu session, and to love the name for this session, then click save.
Select open to enter into the VPS. Username depends on the AMI or the OS that we select on when you set up EC2, if I choose Ubuntu, then my username is ubuntu.

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