Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that allows you to deploy and manage applications at scale. In this guide, you'll learn how to deploy your Go application to AWS. We'll cover setting up AWS, creating an EC2 instance, configuring security, and provide sample code for each step.


Before getting started, make sure you have a Go application that you want to deploy, an AWS account, and the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) installed on your system. Basic knowledge of Go and AWS concepts will be helpful.

Setting Up AWS

To get started, you'll need to set up AWS and configure your credentials. Here's a summary of the steps:

  1. Sign Up for AWS: If you don't have an AWS account, sign up for one at the AWS website.
  2. Install AWS CLI: Install the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) on your local machine.
  3. Configure AWS CLI: Run 'aws configure' and provide your AWS Access Key, Secret Key, default region, and output format.

Creating an EC2 Instance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows you to run virtual machines in the cloud. To deploy your Go application, you'll need to create an EC2 instance. Here's an example of creating an EC2 instance using the AWS CLI:

aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx --instance-type t2.micro --key-name my-key-pair --security-group-ids sg-xxxxxxxxxx --subnet-id subnet-xxxxxxxx --tag-specifications 'ResourceType=instance,Tags=[{Key=Name,Value=my-instance}]'

Configuring Security

Security is essential when deploying applications to AWS. You should configure security groups, key pairs, and network settings to ensure your Go application is secure. Here's an example of configuring security groups:

// Configure security group rules to control inbound and outbound traffic
aws ec2 authorize-security-group-ingress --group-id sg-xxxxxxxxxx --protocol tcp --port 22 --cidr

Deploying Your Go Application

Once your EC2 instance is running and configured, you can deploy your Go application. You can upload your code to the instance, build it, and start your application. Here's an example of using SSH to copy your application code to the instance:

// Use SSH to copy your Go application to the instance
scp -i /path/to/your-key-pair.pem /path/to/your-app ec2-user@your-instance-public-dns:/path/on/instance


Deploying a Go application to AWS allows you to take advantage of cloud scalability and resources. This guide covered setting up AWS, creating an EC2 instance, configuring security, and deploying your application. With this knowledge, you can successfully deploy your Go applications on AWS.

Further Resources

To further explore AWS and Go deployment, consider the following resources: