This step is, of course, fairly simple and self-explanatory. In order to sign up (if you haven't done so yet), open https://portal.aws.amazon.com in your browser, click on the
Create a new AWS account button, and follow the steps. You will need an email address and your credit card information.
The two exceptions to this process are as follows:
- If you plan to deploy servers in China, then you need to create your account in the AWS China region at https://www.amazonaws.cn/.
- AWS has a special facility called GovCloud for specific regulatory needs of United States federal, state, and local agencies. To sign up for this, go to the following link at https://aws.amazon.com/govcloud-us/contact/.
In this book, we will use servers located in Northern Virginia so you will need to sign up using the standard registration process.
Amazon runs a free-tier program for new users. This is designed to...