Getting started using Elastic Beanstalk - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Getting started using Elastic Beanstalk

To help you understand how AWS Elastic Beanstalk works, this tutorial walks you through creating, exploring, updating, and deleting an Elastic Beanstalk application. It takes less than an hour to complete.

There is no cost for using Elastic Beanstalk, but the AWS resources that it creates for this tutorial are live (and don't run in a sandbox). You incur the standard usage fees for these resources until you terminate them at the end of this tutorial. The total charges are typically less than a dollar. For information about how to minimize charges, see AWS free tier.

Setting up: Create an AWS account

If you're not already an AWS customer, you need to create an AWS account. Signing up enables you to access Elastic Beanstalk and other AWS services that you need.


Try our new beta console experience. The beta console is available in the AWS Region US East (N. Virginia) — us-east-1 to any customers who would like to try it out. For more information, see the January 10, 2023 Release Notes in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Release Notes guide.

To sign up for an AWS account
  1. Open the Elastic Beanstalk console, and in the Regions list, select your AWS Region.

  2. Follow the instructions shown.