So after you installed the standard version to AWS, you will want to figure out what the IP address of your web server is. Go to the AWS Console. Under “Find Services,” Type “EC2” and hit return. EC2 will show up. Choose it.
After this, the “EC2 Dashboard” will appear.
You are using the following Amazon EC2 resources in the US XXXX region:
1 Running Instances
0 Dedicated Hosts
Choose the “1 Running Instances”
Think of the instance as your “server” or “webserver” … think of it as it’s own standalone computer, even though it’s just software running on a large computer … that you and other users will interact with to enter and view information.
There is also a separate RDS database instance that you can look at if you search for the RDS service in AWS Console.
Anyway, you will see a table with one running instance and the following columns. That instance will be selected and more details about that instance are further down on the screen. What you want to look for is “Public DNS (IPv4)” … this is the web address for your OpenEMR webserver. Copy this field. It will look something like this: ec2-xx-yyy-zzz-aaa.compute-x.amazonaws.com
Now connect to your OpenEMR instance by typing copying that web address into a web browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer. Hit “enter” to go to the address.
The OpenEMR login screen will appear. Enter the credentials for the administrator account that you created during the installation and start using the program.
You will eventually want to connect to the instance directly through ssh. Read more about how to connect to your instance in the AWS documentation and ask on this forum if you run into any problems. The first thing you will probably want to do is schedule regular (daily) backups of the database of all the EMR information. I would recommend making a snapshot image of the instance you created and the database instance. That way you can restore them if you mess them up during an upgrade, customization, etc.