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A Basic Example using PHP in AWS (Amazon Web Services)

By: Clay Loveless, Chief Architect, Mashery in PHP Tutorials on 2022-07-03  

Here is an example of how to use PHP with AWS:

  1. First, you will need to create an AWS account and sign up for the services that you plan to use. You will also need to install the AWS SDK for PHP.

  2. Once you have installed the SDK, you can create an instance of the AWS SDK for PHP by calling the Aws\Sdk class:

    require 'vendor/autoload.php';
    use Aws\Sdk;
    $sdk = new Sdk([
        'region'   => 'us-west-2',
        'version'  => 'latest',
        'credentials' => [
            'key'    => 'your-access-key',
            'secret' => 'your-secret-key',
  3. Once you have created the SDK instance, you can use it to interact with AWS services. For example, here is how you could create a new S3 bucket:
    $s3 = $sdk->createS3();
    $result = $s3->createBucket([
        'Bucket' => 'your-bucket-name',
    echo "Bucket created successfully.";
  4. You can also use the SDK to interact with other AWS services, such as EC2, RDS, and Lambda. To do this, you will need to create an instance of the service-specific client:
    $ec2 = $sdk->createEc2();
    $result = $ec2->describeInstances([
        'Filters' => [
                'Name'   => 'tag:Name',
                'Values' => ['your-instance-name'],

    This code would use the AWS SDK for PHP to retrieve information about an EC2 instance with the tag "Name" set to "your-instance-name".

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