Manage resources with AWS CloudFormation

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Deleting a Stack

Now that you have launched a stack with AWS CloudFormation, you can delete the stack and its resources once you are done with it. To do so, select MyWPTestStack from the console and click Delete Stack . The status changes to DELETE_IN_PROGRESS . In the Events tab, you can track the deletion and creation of stacks. Once the process is complete, CloudFormation clears the stack from the list.


In this article, I have shown you how to write a template and configure security groups that generate all the required AWS resources for running a WordPress blog on an EC2 instance with a MySQL database. I then described how you pass this template to CloudFormation, which the service then uses to create all the required resources, taking into account any dependencies.

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Oliver Arafat is technical evangelist for AWS Germany.

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