Deleted ec2 instances will be counted in free tier? [duplicate]


max 20 instances can be created under free tier. I have created some 18 instances. Again if I want to create a 5more instance it's not possible as it reaches max, so I am planning delete 3 and create another 5. So will it count that 3 deleted instance or won't be any problem?

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In AWS free tier account, you can delete and recreate another t2.micro instance without being charged for it. But make sure you are not exceeding 750 hours per month.

answered 5 years ago


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Few of the AWS services, like as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Elastic Load Balancing, charge for usage on an hourly basis. The free tier for these services provides you with a monthly allotment of hours for the first 12 months only. For example, the free tier for Amazon EC2 provides you with 750 hours usage of Linux (any combination of t2.micro and t1.micro instances, with a initial limit of 20 instance - which can be modified from ), plus 750 hours usage of Windows (any combination of t2.micro and t1.micro instances). How you divide this allotment is up to you.

For example, you can use one Linux instance continuously for a month, or 10 Linux instances for 75 hours a month.

Related links : Free Tier Limits

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