Set up a database

In this topic, you learn how to set up a database in the AWS instance.


  1. In your browser, go to the AWS Console and sign in.

  2. On the AWS Console, open the Services menu.

  3. Go to the Database section and click RDS.

    aws database rds
  4. In Resources, click DB Instances.

    aws database resources
  5. Click Create database.

    aws database create database

    At the beginning of the Create database dialog, you can choose to do a standard or easy creation. Easy creation uses best-practice configurations and reduces manual configuration to a minimum. You can use the easy creation and check on the configurations at the bottom of the dialog.

    Easy creation does not show the Estimated monthly costs.

  6. In Engine options, select PostgreSQL.

  7. Set the following configurations according to your needs:

    1. Click Create database.

      Result: Your database details have been sent to AWS. AWS need to launch your database. This can take 10-15 minutes.

    2. To watch the current status of your database, open the Services menu.

    3. Go to the Database section and click RDS.

    4. Under Resources, click DB Instances.

    5. To see the details of your database, click on the DB identifier of your database.

Do not close this tab. You need this information in the next steps.


  • You have created your database. Once AWS have launched your database, its Status switches from in Progress to Available.