Default VPCs - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Default VPCs

When you start using Amazon VPC, you have a default VPC in each Amazon Region. A default VPC comes with a public subnet in each Availability Zone, an internet gateway, and settings to enable DNS resolution. Therefore, you can immediately start launching Amazon EC2 instances into a default VPC. You can also use services such as Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon RDS, and Amazon EMR in your default VPC.

A default VPC is suitable for getting started quickly and for launching public instances such as a blog or simple website. You can modify the components of your default VPC as needed.

You can add subnets to your default VPC. For more information, see Create a subnet.