To get access to AWS, you will need a subscription. Yup, most subscriptions come with a cost, but AWS has created a special free version for learners like you!
AWS Free Tier can be used for creating new applications, testing applications in the cloud, or simply getting hands-on experience with AWS!
We'll be using AWS Free Tier for the rest of this course, so here's what you need to know.
Think of AWS Free Tier as your ticket to using AWS from your own device. 🎩✨
We'll get to try out Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and many more services without spending a cent. AWS Free Tier gives you a mix of three different offers:
These offers are like getting a taste test of ice cream flavours before committing to a scoop! 🍦
Some goodies in AWS Free Tier are 12 months of free storage with Amazon S3, and free computing power with Amazon EC2. 🤤
We'll be making the most out of this - so get ready to be hands-on with AWS services! We'll make sure our exercises don't go beyond Free Tier limits (so you won't get charged).
But, you'll need to be careful and set up spending alerts just in case. We'll show you how to do this in the next module.
For now, let's start by creating a Free Tier account! ✨
If you ever want to find out the full list of free things in your account, head to aws.com/free.
There, you can filter services by type and category, helping you discover the perfect AWS services for your needs. 🗺️ We don't recommend doing this just yet - just in case all the services it mentions gets a bit overwhelming!