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Now that you have signed up for Amazon RDS and created a DB Security Group, you're ready to launch a DB Instance using the AWS Management Console.
The DB Instance you're about to launch will be live (and not running in a sandbox). You will incur the standard Amazon RDS usage fees for the instance until you terminate it. The total charges will be minimal if you complete the exercise described here in one sitting and terminate your DB Instance when you are finished. For more information about Amazon RDS usage rates, go to the Amazon RDS product page.
The quickest way to create a new DB Instance is by using the AWS Console. Once you select the DB Engine you want to use, the process for creating the DB Instance is specific to the DB Engine.
To launch a DB Instance
Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.
In the left column of the AWS Console, select the region in which you want to create the DB Instance. This should be the same region as the region in which you created your DB Security Group in the previous step.
Click Launch DB Instance to start the Launch DB Instance Wizard.
The wizard opens on the Engine Selection page.
Click the Select button for the DB Engine that you want to install in the DB Instance you are launching.
To use the suggested values in this tutorial for a SQL Server DB Engine, select Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition.
To continue, select the link that corresponds to the DB Engine you chose: