Launching an instance
For this process you’ll need to have already subscribed to the pdfRest API Toolkit Self-Hosted product on our AWS Marketplace page.
Image showing how to use the AWS search function to find the EC2 menu.

You can access the AWS EC2 console by logging into the AWS Management Console and then searching for EC2.

Image showing the "Launch Instance" button in the EC2 dashboard.

Select Launch Instance from the EC2 Dashboard. This can also be found at the top right the “Instances” view.

Image showing a text field for the name of the EC2 instance during setup.

Enter a name for your instance.

Image showing the "Browse more AMIs" button in the EC2 instance setup process.

Under Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image) select “Browse more AMIs”.

Search for pdfRest under AWS Marketplace AMIs and select pdfRest PDF Toolkit Self-Hosted API. A popup view will appear that will allow you to review the product. Once you’ve finished reading, to continue forward select Continue.

Image showing the recommended size for the EC2 Instance Type.

For Instance Type, we recommend a t3.xlarge for normal usage.

Image showing the "Key pair name" field.
Select a key pair to use with this instance. If you do not have one, follow the link to create one. Ensure that you keep the private key. AWS’ documentation on creating a key pair can be found here.
Image showing the selected options for Network Settings during the EC2 Instance setup process.
Select a security group to use with this instance. If you do not have one then you can create one at this time. For the purposes of this guide, we’ll use our default security group. AWS’ documentation on EC2 security groups can be found here.
Image showing the recommended size of storage for the EC2 Instance.

Configure your storage volume. For our purposes we’ll use a 100 GiB gp3 volume. Note that the volume must be at least 100 GiB.

Image showing the Successful launch of an EC2 Instance with the pdfRest AMI.

You can then launch the instance. You should see a confirmation message such as this one, with the ID of the new instance. Clicking on the link will take you to your instances list, where you can find further details.