Example Configurations

These examples are designed to help you understand some of the ways Terraform can be used.

Other than configuring the provider (with, for example, an API key), the examples are ready to run as-is.

Note: The examples use real providers that launch real resources. That means they can cost money to experiment with. To avoid unexpected charges, be sure to understand the price of resources before launching them, and verify any unneeded resources are cleaned up afterwards.

Experimenting in this way can help you learn how the Terraform lifecycle works, as well as how to repeatedly create and destroy infrastructure.

If you're completely new to Terraform, we recommend reading the getting started guide before diving into the examples. However, due to the intuitive configuration Terraform uses it isn't required.

To use these examples, Terraform must first be installed on your machine. You can install Terraform from the downloads page.