You're going to start up a Linux EC2, set up its firewall rules, and connect to it.
If you're not doing production work always try and use the sandbox account, so log into sandbox account.
The first thing you need is an AMI, which is like a snapshot that is the starting point for your machine. Go to https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/ to find ubuntu AMIs. These are like from-scratch instances that are kept up-to-date with security patches. If you search for
14.04that'll be the latest stable ubuntu release, then you're looking for one that's in the right region (generally that's
us-east-1), the right architecture (usually
amd64) and the right instance type (usually that's
instance-store). Copy the
Clicking on one of the
ami-12345links will pop you over to the AWS EC2 console and start you down the road of creating the instance.
First you'll have to choose an instance type. You'll want the smallest (i.e. cheapest) one th