Configure a Python as a service in AWS EC2


How do I configure a Python script to run as a service (re-launch on system restart, restart on failure) in Amazon AWS EC2 instance?


You can create a systemd service on the ec2 instance to achieve this. Steps are:

  1. Create a service definition file:
  2. Add the systemd unit file definition. You can check this or the systemd reference guide for more details:
  3. Set the necessary permissions on the file:
  4. Reload the systemd daemon:
  5. Enable the service to start on reboot:

And of course you can add all of this as part of a EC2 Instance User Data script to automatically configure on instance launch.

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