Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a platform that offers flexible, reliable, and scalable Cloud computing solutions. The platform is developed with a combination of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings. In 2021, thousands of companies host their apps on AWS. In 2006, AWS was composed of only 3 services (SQS, S3, EC2) that were simple to use. In 2021, more than 200 services and 2000 features exist, and deploying your app can take days.
Qovery is the simplest way to deploy your apps on AWS.
In this tutorial, I will explain step by step how to deploy your app on AWS in 30 minutes. No AWS/infrastructure/Cloud knowledge required - no kidding!
Before you start
- This tutorial is perfect for anyone interested into deploying their apps on AWS seamlessly.
- If you have any question or suggestion on this tutorial, please contact us via this form or Discord.
What is Qovery
Qovery is a platform that makes your app deployment on AWS very simple. The installation of Qovery on your AWS account takes approximately 30 minutes. Then you're ready to deploy your apps "a la" Heroku-like. Read more about Qovery.
Why you should use AWS
- You need a reliable hosting platform.
- You want to stay focus on what you are building.
- You need to speed up your Go-To-Market and Product Market Fit.
- You plan to be the next unicorn 🦄
Why you should not use AWS
- You are building a hobby project.
- You are looking for a cheap hosting provider.
- You do not want to use Amazon services.
Video: Install Qovery on AWS
Step-by-step: Install Qovery on AWS
Create an AWS account
If you already have an AWS account, you can go to the next point.
Before creating an AWS account, I'd recommend contacting AWS to see if you are eligible to free credits. AWS provides up to $100k of credits for 12 to 24 months. Which is convenient to have at the beginning of a project. If you know that you are not eligible, you can create your account by clicking on the top right button
Create an AWS Account of their main page.
Get your AWS API keys
To install Qovery on your AWS account, the
secret access key and
access key id are required. Here is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to generate your
secret access key and
access key id. If you already have those keys, then you can go to the next point.
Sign-up to Qovery
Using Qovery is as simple as connect with your Github or Gitlab account on start.qovery.com.
Create your Organization
An organization is a shared account where developers can collaborate across many projects at once. Owners and organization administrators can manage:
- Cloud accounts.
- Members access.
Read more about Organizations
To deploy on your AWS account, you have to choose between Free, Professional and Business plan for your organization.
Install Qovery on your AWS account
1/ Go to your organization settings by clicking on the "cog" icon next to your organization name.
2/ Create a cluster, select Amazon Web Services and the region where you want to deploy your apps.
3/ Set your AWS credentials. (Check out this guide if you have no AWS credentials).
4/ Under the hood, Qovery uses a managed Kubernetes (AWS EKS) to run your applications. You need to specify the CPU and RAM you want per node, and the min/max number of nodes. Qovery will keep low the number of nodes and will only scale up your nodes if your applications really need to scale.
5/ Click on Save and Deploy.
Congrats! Qovery will be installed within 30 minutes 🎉. You will be notified when it is all good. In the meantime, you can take a look at our guide section.