Terminating an EC2 instance in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Console may be needed for multiple reasons when subscribed to Alert Logic® services, which include:
- Avoiding billing for idle EC2 instances.
If the instance you launched was not in the free usage tier, as soon as your instance starts to boot, you are billed for each hour or partial hour that you keep the instance running, even if the instance is idle. If you no longer need the instance, you can terminate it to prevent additional billing.
- Switching to new listings for Alert Logic services in AWS Marketplace.
For details on how to terminate an EC2 instance, refer to the Terminate Your Instance documentation from AWS.