Step 1: Login to your AWS account.
Step 2: Under the Database, select the RDS( Relational Database Service ) option.
Step 3: Look for the Create Instance & Click on the blue button Launch a DB Instance.
Step 4: Now select the DB engine of your choice & click on select.
Note-: In this tutorial we have used MySQL DB engine.
Step 5: Select the purpose ( Production or Test ) for creating RDS.
Step 6: Under Instance Specifications look for the below options & make changes as per your requirement.
1. DB Engine Version
2. DB Instance Class
3. Storage Type
4. Allocated Storage
Step 7: Now configure Database settings by filling up the required information.
Note-: Please make note of a Username & Password which you have specified in the settings because it will be used when will connect to RDS using PHP. DB Instance Identifier is used easy identification for your DB instance from among the number of DB instance you have created.
Step 8: Configure advance settings.
1. Network & Security
One can use the default security group and can create a new security group for making your DB instance more secure.
Specify the Database name & port.
Specify backup retention period between 1 to 35 days.
Step 9: After successful creation of DB Instance it would appear like this.
Note-: Endpoint is the server name which will be used when we will connect to RDS using Php. So please make a note of it.
Connecting With RDS Using Php on Debian/Ubuntu
Step 1: Install Php & Php-mysql on your machine.
Step 2: Create a file by using your favorite editor with .php extension.
Note-: Instead of file_name you can use any name of your choice.
Step 3: Copy the below code into your file, Save & exit from the file.
Note-: Replace ‘localhost’, with Endpoint/server_name ‘mysql_user’, with Username you have specified while creating RDS & same with the ‘mysql_password’.
Step 4: Run the code using the below command.