Setup an AWS Instance

Setup an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. You will need a credit or debit card. If you sign up for ‘free tier’ this shouldn’t cost much or anything.
Login to Amazon AWS.
Go to the AWS EC2 Management Console.
Click Elastic IPs.
Click Allocate New Address.
Click Allocate.
Click Security Groups.
Click Create Security Group.
Fill in “Security group name” with “SG1”.
Open these ports with Custom TCP rules:

  • HTTP TCP 80
  • SSH TCP 22
  • HTTPS TCP 443
  • PhantomJS 4444
  • ChromeDriver 9515

Click Save.
Click Key Pairs.
Click Create Key Pair.
Name it “KP1” and create.
Click Running Instances.
Click Launch Instance.
Select the 64bit “Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS”.
Select T2 micro.
Click Configure Instance Details.
Click Next until you get to the “Configure Security Groups” page.
Select Select an existing security group.
Choose the SG1 group you just created.
Click Launch until you get to the “Select a key pair” screen.
Select key pair KP1 you just created.


Amazon Web Services instance
public/private key pair
secure shell (SSH)
Elastic IPs

  • Back to the Beginning
  • Setup an Ubuntu instance, i.e. on AWS. You should be able to do this on any cloud based Ubuntu machine or laptop.
  • Create a local key pair on your machine and connect to your instance. This is the Amazon security authentication system.
  • Install and update software
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