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I'd like to take advantage of Amazon's offer of free micro EC2 servers. I'm browsing through public AMIs, but any public AMI that I try to launch requires a minimum of "small" instance - I don't find any AMI that allows a micro instance.

How can I find public AMIs that support a micro instance?

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Look for AMIs that make use of EBS backed storage rather than ones that rely on instance storage (because micro instances have no instance store).

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If you browse through the AWS Console, the instances that are eligible for the free tier (Linux, < 10Gb, EBS) are marked with a little star.

If you are looking for an app like Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, etc. all BitNami apps are freely available as micros Just click on the app icon and scroll down.

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