AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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by The Captain

May 15, 2023

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Tutorial

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service that makes it simple to deploy, run, and scale web applications and services. It is an AWS offering that automates the deployment of applications, handles scaling, and provides a variety of application environments. Elastic Beanstalk supports applications written in a range of frameworks and languages such as Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker, among others.

How Does AWS Elastic Beanstalk Work?

AWS Elastic Beanstalk gives you a platform to upload your application code, and it takes care of orchestrating all the resources needed to run your application in the cloud. You can easily configure and deploy applications, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the capacity provisioning, load balancing, and automatic scaling.

Applications running on Elastic Beanstalk are deployed and managed in environments. A Beanstalk environment is a pre-configured set of Amazon EC2 instances running various components of your application and connected to other AWS services such as RDS, EFS, and other components of your app's architecture. Elastic Beanstalk will automatically create a free certificate for your app's domain if you don't already have one, and can automatically route traffic to it. When you deploy a new version of your application code, Elastic Beanstalk manages the entire process, including the creation of new instances and the switch of traffic to the new version.

Benefits of Using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Flexible Environment Configuration
  • Automated Scaling and Capacity Provisioning
  • Low Cost and Free Tier
  • Supports Various Programming Languages
  • Easy Management and Monitoring

Steps to Deploy Your Application Using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  1. Build and archive your application code (you can use CodeCommit, CodeBuild, or any other tools to build your app's artifacts).
  2. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and navigate to the Elastic Beanstalk service.
  3. Create a new AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment with the appropriate settings for your app, like the Platform and RDS settings.
  4. Upload your application code to the Elastic Beanstalk environment.
  5. Review and verify the uploaded code, and click on deploy.
  6. Once the deployment is completed, you can access your application using the domain provided by Elastic Beanstalk.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a powerful and easy-to-use service for deploying and managing web applications. With its ability to automatically provision resources based on the needs of your application, Elastic Beanstalk enables you to focus on developing your applications, providing you with a scalable platform to run your web applications with minimal setup. Use Elastic Beanstalk to improve your development workflow and streamline your deployment processes.