AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Here are some useful command working with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Application get stored in folder


Deploy Docker Image using Elastic Beanstalk

First create a file docker-eb-run.json with following content

here i used docker container bitnami/tomcat, you can use any container.

Login to AWS Console, go to AWS Elastic Beanstalk page. Click Get Started.

On next page, it ask for

For Application code, select Upload your code, click upload button and select “docker-eb-run.json” file you created.

Click “Create application” button. AWS will start deploying your docker container in Elastic Beanstalk, it will take a few minutes to complete.

Once deployment is completed, you get URL like



Getting Started with Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a PaaS (Platform As Service) allow you to quickly deploy applications. To install AWS Elastic Beanstalk command line tool, run

Starting your first Project

Create a folder with a php file.

Add our project to git.

Initialise Elastic Beanstalk project


It will ask you to select a region

Select a region near to you. It will ask for Application name, you can use default name or enter your own. Since you have PHP file, it will auto detect you are using PHP and ask if you want to create PHP project.

It ask for if you need SSH access, answer yes, it will create an SSH key.

Creating your Environment

Now your project is ready, lets make it live in Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.

This ask you few questions like environment name, DNS name (this need to be unique).

You will be able to see the link for the application in the terminal, in this case, the URL is, you can open the URL in browser to see the application. You can also use

This will open the application in your default web browser.

Updating Your Application

Make some changes to index.php and commit the changes. To deploy new version of your application to Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, run

SSH Access

To get SSH access to EC2 instance running your application, run

Terminate your application

Once you are done with you application, you can terminate it with command


Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface

To install Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI), run

To create a project.

To create servers in AWS, run

It ask some question, once you done, it shows URL like following

In this cause, the URL can be used to access my application.

To deploy an application, create a file, commit to git.

In few minutes, you will be able to see the file on your Elastic Beanstalk application url

When you are done with it, you can terminate the environment with command

It will show in AWS Console > Elastic Beanstalk with info “Waiting for EC2 instances to terminate.”