Welcome to this tutorial on how to access your EC2 web server. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to connect to your EC2 instance and access your web server.
In order to follow this tutorial, you will need:
- An AWS account
- An EC2 instance running a web server
- An SSH client installed on your local machine (such as PuTTY for Windows or Terminal for macOS and Linux)
Step 1: Connect to Your EC2 Instance
To connect to your EC2 instance, follow these steps:
- Open your SSH client.
- Locate the private key file that you downloaded when creating the EC2 instance.
- Change the permissions of the private key file by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:
Note: Replace “your-key.pem” with the actual name of your private key file.
$ chmod 400 your-key.pem
- Connect to your EC2 instance using the following command:
$ ssh -i "your-key.pem" ec2-user@your-instance-public-ip
Note: Replace “your-key.pem” with the actual name of your private key file and “your-instance-public-ip” with the public IP address of your EC2 instance.
Step 1.1: Connect as a Different User
If you are connecting as a user other than “ec2-user”, modify the SSH command accordingly. For example, if you want to connect as the “ubuntu” user, use the following command:
$ ssh -i "your-key.pem" ubuntu@your-instance-public-ip
Step 2: Access Your Web Server
Once connected to your EC2 instance, you can access your web server using the public IP address or domain name associated with it.
If your web server is running on port 80 (the default HTTP port), you can access it by entering the following URL in your web browser:
Note: Replace “your-instance-public-ip” with the public IP address or domain name of your EC2 instance.
If your web server is running on a different port (e.g., port 8080), specify the port number in the URL like this:
You have successfully accessed your EC2 web server. Now you can deploy and manage your website or application on AWS with ease.
In this tutorial, we covered how to access your EC2 web server. We walked through connecting to your EC2 instance using SSH and accessing your web server via a web browser. Remember to keep your private key secure and follow AWS best practices for managing EC2 instances.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy coding!