Last Updated: 17 April 2018
By Maynard Paton


Deleting Your AWS Server And Starting Again


Welcome to Part 20 of Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This page describes how to delete your AWS server (or ‘instance’) and start the whole installation process again. (Source: AWS)

Here are the steps to follow

1) If you are part-way through the Installing Sendy and Virtualmin on AWS guide, you may already be logged in to AWS.

Otherwise, log in to the AWS console at https://aws.amazon.com/

Make sure Your AWS Region is set correctly:


2) Select EC2 from the Services menu:


3) Select Instances from the left-hand menu:


4) Select the server created in Part 2 using the appropriate box on the left:


Then click Actions then select Instance Settings then Change Termination Protection.

5) You will be asked if you would like to Disable Termination Protection:


Click Yes, Disable.

6) Make sure the server created in Part 2 is still selected with appropriate box on the left:


Then click Actions then select Instance Settings then Terminate.

7) You will be asked if you would like to Terminate Instances:


Click the Release attached Elastic IPs option and then tick the Release Elastic IPs box.

IMPORTANT!

Make sure the Release Elastic IPs box is ticked.

If you delete your server with the Elastic IP unreleased, you will be charged by AWS for controlling an unused Elastic IP. (Read Elastic IP Address Pricing on AWS for further details.)


Then click Yes, Terminate.

The Instance State of your server should now show shutting-down.


8) Wait a few minutes and the Instance State of your server should then show terminated:


9) All done! 

Stay logged in to AWS, and click here to return to Part 2 (you can skip Part 1, assuming your AWS security group is correct).  

Alternatively, click here to return to the Introduction.

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please let me know so I can keep this website as helpful as possible.

Happy re-installing!

Maynard Paton

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