Amazon RDS Instance: What should I do to create my instance?

Amazon RDS Instance

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) works as a web service that facilitates the operation and configuration in our database for high scalability.

However, why would we need a managed relational database service? Because RDS is responsible for many complex and tedious tasks, this means that as a consequence we would waste a lot of time and resources. In addition, RDS is an instance optimized for its purpose, the management of databases.

In this tutorial, we start with the creation of the Amazon RDS as an instance dedicated to the database.

Requirements for Amazon RDS Instance :

Before starting, take into account that you must have an account in AWS and a VPC with public and private subnets.

We have been creating a series of blogs with the aim of creating a high-performance WordPress and scalable self, review the series of blogs to learn more.

creation VPC
configuration EC2 instance
creation of the RDS
creation of the EFS
configuration load balancer
configuration auto scaling group
Coming soon!

Step by Step:

1. Log in to your AWS account.

2. Verify the region in which the infrastructure will be created.
In the upper right corner, click on the button with the city name and choose the region, in this case, it is Virginia.

Choose city and region

3. Select the RDS service.

RDS service

4. Select “Get Started Now.”

5. Choose the database manager, in this case, “MySQL”. Press “Select”.


6. Choose whether the instance will be used for production or Dev / Test environment.
In our case, it’ll be for production, so we select the option and we continue.

Production - MySQL

7. Select the database version, the type of instance (in this case, db.t2.micro), we disable Multi-AZ (for demonstration purposes of our tutorial), the capacity of the database in Gb, the name of the instance, the master user (master) and your password.Multi-AZ is the replication of the instance in another zone if the database has any problem.

Specify DB details 1
Specify DB details 2
Specify DB details 3

8. Select the VPC of the infrastructure, determine if the instance will be publicly accessible or not. Assign an availability zone. Add a name to the database and enable or disable monitoring (in this case it will be disabled); immediately proceed to create the instance.

Configure advanced settings 1
Configure advanced settings 2
Configure advanced settings 3

9. Finally, verify that the status of the instance is available. This will take few minutes, so do not despair.

Status available

Note: This instance does not have IP, but the ENDPOINT fulfills the same function for the connection.

Ready! We have finished the creation of our RDS instance. If you have any questions leave it in our comments, we can help you solve it.

Remember that the objective of this tutorial is The creation of a high-performance WordPress. Do not forget to go to see the whole process and the other tutorials we have prepared for you.

Also, wait for the next tutorial, we will help you with the creation and configuration of the EFS.

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