Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Aditi Kumari
4 min readJun 29, 2021


AWS Elastic Beanstalk - What’s that?

AWS Elastic Beanstalk could likewise be a cloud organization and provisioning administration that computerizes the strategy of getting applications recognized on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) framework. To utilize this help, engineers essentially had the chance to transfer their applications and Elastic Beanstalk naturally handles the sending, from limit provisioning, auto-scaling, load adjusting to application wellbeing observing.

As it was intended to help different dialects and application conditions, it upholds web applications created with dialects like Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on mainstream workers like Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. It requires no or negligible code changes to go from advancement machine to the cloud.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Beanstalk

Notion behind AWS Elastic Beanstalk

A portion of the vital ideas that any designer should know prior to executing Elastic Beanstalk for sending are-

  1. Application - It is a bunch of Elastic Beanstalk application variants and conditions that convey some sort of usefulness to an engineer.
  2. Application Version- It addresses a chose set of functionalities at a chose time. With developing application, Elastic Beanstalk is also advanced.
  3. Environment- It is a collection of AWS resources (EC2 instances, an Auto Scaling Group, and an Elastic Load Balancer) instantiated to run an application version.
  4. Environment Configuration- It’s a bunch of settings that framework and control the conduct of a environment and hence the assets identified with it.
  5. Container Type - They potrays the application stack, default configuration, and AWS resources needed for establishing an environment.

It’s Features! -


AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a unified user interface to monitor and manage the health of the applications. It collects key metrics and attributes to determine the health of the app. The Elastic Beanstalk Health Dashboard allows us to visualize overall application health and customize application health checks, health permissions, and health reporting in one unified interface.


Scaling basics on AWS: Horizontal and Vertical

Elastic Beanstalk leverages Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling to automatically scale our application in and out based on your application’s specific needs. Multiple availability zones give us an option to improve application reliability and availability by running in more than one zone.

Management and Updates

The Immutable deployment mechanism ensures these updates for new patches and minor platform versions are done in a safe manner to minimize end user’s impact. For on-going management, we can also customize application properties, create alarms, and enable e-mail notifications via Amazon SNS.

Variety of Application Deployment Options

AWS Elastic Beanstalk allows us to deploy the code through the AWS Management Console, Elastic Beanstalk CLI, Visual Studio, and Eclipse. We can pick from multiple deployment policies. These enable us to choose between speed and safety of deploying your applications while reducing the administrative burden.


With AWS Elastic Beanstalk, you have the freedom to select the AWS resources, that are optimal for your application.

Architecture of AWS Elastic Beanstalk

An open architecture means that applications not written for the Web can also be deployed on the Elastic Beanstalk. For deploying an HTTP API, it actively separates the cloud from local systems in order to provide added security. HTTPS endpoints are used for access to services and enables encryption across accounts and the use of AWS consoles is restricted to people with the credentials.

Deploying an HTTP API on AWS using Elastic Beanstalk

The client sends an HTTP request to the Elastic Beanstalk application. Elastic Beanstalk will then let the deployed application version handle the request and return a response.

Benefits -

1.Fast and simple to begin- It is the fastest and simplest way to deploy our application on AWS. We simply use the AWS Management Console and an IDE to upload our application, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details.

2.Developer productivity- It operates the infrastructure and manages the application stack for us, so we don’t have to spend the time or develop the expertise. It also updates the application time-to-time.

3.Impossible to outgrow- Elastic Beanstalk automatically scales the application up and down based on our application’s specific need using easily adjustable Auto Scaling settings.

4.Complete resource control- We have the freedom to select the AWS resources, such as Amazon EC2 instance type, that are optimal for our application.


Many developers want to avoid the struggle of dealing with deep background details of the infrastructure. AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a simple and effective environment in which they can develop and deploy their applications while letting Beanstalk handles a lot of the tiny details.

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Aditi Kumari

A sophomore at NIT Patna. | A Technopath with eccentric aims | Coder| Tech Writer