So far, all we have worked with are Linux instances, so the next step that I recommend is that you go ahead and deploy your very first Windows server instance as well. Just a few pointers worth remembering are to make sure you enable the firewall rule for RDP protocol (
TCP Port 3389) in the security group and to generate the administrator password using the key pair that you create. For more in-depth steps, check out this simple tutorial at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/WindowsGuide/EC2Win_GetStarted.html.
The second thing worth trying out are spot instances. Now, you may be wondering that spot instances seem kind of hard to grasp, but in reality they are a lot easier and cost efficient to work with. Try and spin up a simple
t2.micro Linux instance using spot pricing and compare the difference with a traditional on-demand instance. To know more about spot instances, check out http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/purchasing-options/spot-instances/.
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