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How to change your instance type on an Amazon EC2 instance

I had a t1.micro instance and wanted to upgrade to a t1.small instance. It turns out it was pretty simple: (Hopefully you have an Elastic IP already set up for your current instance, that way, nothing will change in terms of the public DNS).

Go to your AWS EC2 console.
Select your instance that you wish to upgrade, then click on the Instance Actions button up top.
Select STOP.
Once the instance has stopped, click on Instance Actions again, now select Change Instance Type.
Select the instance type you wish to upgrade to.
Once you've selected your type, START back up your ins ...
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How to add new users to EC2 and give SSH Key access

Here's how to add new users to an AMAZON EC2 linux instance and give them unique SSH Key access:

Say you are creating "user": Create a key on your own machine by entering the following:

# ssh -keygen -b 1024 -f user -t dsa
Don't use a paraphrase -- just hit enter.
You should now have two files compiled: user and
# chmod 600 Now transfer the public key file ( from your computer to the server. In this example, I use the /tmp/ directory.

Now SSH into your server using an account with root access, you will now need to create the user ...
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Tags:   amazon  ec2  ssh  adding users  linux