Goals This guide explains how to deploy Neo4j on Amazon’s EC2 platform. Prerequisites You should know how to run and operate Neo4j locally. Knowledge of remote drivers to access Neo4j from your application helps you connect to your cloud-hosted database.… Learn More →
This guide explains how to deploy Neo4j on Amazon’s EC2 platform.
You should know how to run and operate Neo4j locally. Knowledge of remote drivers to access Neo4j from your application helps you connect to your cloud-hosted database.
Let’s get started!
Create EC2 key pair
First we need to create an EC2 key pair that we’ll use to connect to our instance via SSH.
If you have an existing key that you’d like to use instead, you can set
KEY_NAME to the name of that key pair and ignore the 2nd command.
Create security group
Now we’ll create a security group, which will allow us to control access to our instance. Run the following command to create a new security group:
Next let’s open Neo4j’s HTTP, HTTPS, and Bolt ports so we can access the server from our application. We’ll also open the SSH port so we can remotely access the instance.
If you have an existing group that you’d like to use instead, set
GROUP to the name of that group and ignore the rest of the commands.
Start up the instance
We’re now ready to start up a Neo4j instance. We’ll use the
image-id for us-east-1 but there are corresponding image ids for other regions.
We don’t yet have a Public DNS Name but it should be available in a few seconds.
We can run the following command to find out what it is:
Now let’s navigate to
http://[PublicDnsName]:7474 and login with the user name
neo4j and password
We’ll be asked to update the password the first time we login.
How do I SSH into the instance?
You can run the following command to SSH into the instance:
You might get an error about the permissions on the pem file so don’t forget to make sure it isn’t accessible by any other users.
How do I find the
image-id for other regions?
If we’re in a different region than us-east-1, we can run the following command to find out the
image-id for that region.
We can then substitute that
image-id when starting up an instance.
Terminating the instance
Once we’ve finished using the instance we can run the following command to terminate it: