Set Up Your Website or Application
You can install your website on an Amazon EC2 Linux or Windows instance. For more information about Linux Amazon EC2 instances, see Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Linux. For more information about Windows Amazon EC2 instances, see Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Microsoft Windows.
Currently, ACM Certificates are associated with Elastic Load Balancing load balancers or Amazon CloudFront distributions. Although you install your website on an Amazon EC2 instance, you do not deploy an ACM Certificate there. Instead, deploy the ACM Certificate on your Elastic Load Balancing load balancer or on your CloudFront distribution.
To get your website up and running quickly on either Windows or Linux, see the following topics.
To create your website or application on a Linux instance, you can choose a Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and install an Apache web server on it. For more information, see Tutorial: Installing a LAMP Web Server on Amazon Linux in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.
To acquire a Microsoft Windows server on which you can install your website or application, choose a Windows Server AMI that comes bundled with a Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) web server. Then use the default website or create a new one.