How to create and activate AWS account?

When I started to learn cloud computing, then I got Amazon as learning option first and the first question came to my mind and that was “How to create AWS account” as well as “How to activate AWS account?” So, In this article you will able to learn “How to create and activate AWS account“, but before jumping directly to steps lets have a shorts introduction about AWS.

What is AWS?

AWS stands for “Amazon Web Services“. Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary part of Amazon which provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies, and governments, on free as well as a paid subscription basis.

Now Let’s jump to the steps, to know about “how to create AWS account?”

Steps to Create AWS account

  1. Go to the Amazon Web Services home page.
  2. Click on “Complete Sign Up“. This will route you to Sign In / Sign Up Page.
  3. Click on “Create a new AWS account“. This will route you to AWS Account registration page.
  4. Fill out the registration page. For this provide valid email id, password, confirm password and AWS Account Name.
    Note:- “AWS Account Name” is used to just for display purpose when you will sign on to your account. Later you can change it as per your wish.
  5. Click on “Continue“. This will route you to next step where you have to choose your account type.
    Note:- If you creating Account for personal use / Learning purpose then please choose “Personal” else choose “Profession“.
    Based on your selection, you will get next form to fill up.
  6. After selecting the type, please fill out the relevant information.
  7. In last, please read term and condition and if you agree with this, then check the box.
  8. Click on “Create Account and Continue“.
    Note:- After this,  you need to verify your account. For verification, you need to check your mail inbox.
  9. After this, You need to Add A Payment method, fill the rest information and click on “Secure Submit“.
    Note:- For Payment, you have to provide your Debit card details or Credit Card.
    Here you can select same address which you used in above steps or you can enter other address too.
  10. Once Payment method will be done, you need to “Verify Phone Number“. Provide a correct phone number, Click on “Call Me Now” to get an automated phone call. After verification, please click on “Continue
    Note:- In the phone call, you will get the PIN, which you need to enter on phone keyboard to complete the phone verification process.

AWS Support Team Help

In case if you need any further support, you can check AWS support team help and you will get full support.


I hope, it is an easy and descriptive way to make you understand the first basic information about how to create and activate AWS account? In case pf any further help required, you can comment down or you can contact me.

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