What is an ec2 instance? It is simply a virtual machine running in the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud. EC2 stands for Elastic Compute Cloud. An on-demand ec2 instance is a virtual machine that a user can rent by the minute, hour or annually, which ever his use need may dictate. Ortus Solutions has seen a long need to bring Lucee servers to the AWS cloud. What are it's benefits? You can have a site up and running in minutes without going through configuration hell. There are many people still running legacy applications who see a need to upgrade for security purposes or modernization reasons. It just makes since to remove your servers from on premises providers and move to the cloud. If you want customization on the AMI image we can help you.