AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)

Sample Templates

AWS CloudFormation sample templates demonstrate how you can create templates for various uses. For example, one sample template describes a load-balancing, auto scaling WordPress blog in an Amazon VPC. We recommend that you use these sample templates as a starting point for creating your own templates and not to launch production-level environments.


The AWS Quick Starts use AWS CloudFormation templates to automate software deployments, such as a Chef Server or MongoDB, on AWS. You can use these templates to learn how to deploy your own solution on AWS. For more information, see AWS Quick Start Reference Deployments.

You can directly launch any of the sample templates to create an AWS CloudFormation stack. However, because each region might have different requirements, a template that works in one region might not work in another region. Therefore, AWS CloudFormation provides a set of sample templates for each region: