Launch Zenario from an AMI


Launch Zenario in seconds, from the AWS Marketplace.

It's easy to get started with an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).


  • 7-day free trial
  • Zenario 9.2 ProBusiness pre-installed on your own Ubuntu 20.04 EC2 server
  • Nightly software updates from our Zenario development team
  • Open source BSD license applies
  • Support from Tribal Systems, the owner and developer of Zenario.

Amazon usage fees apply, and Zenario is chargeable after the free trial period.

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How to start your AMI

1. Find the AMI in the Marketplace

Find Zenario here in the AWS Marketplace.

Or from your EC2 Dashboard, click the Launch Instance button, search for "Zenario".

Click on "AWS Marketplace", and locate the "Zenario official supported release" product, and click Select.

Select the EC2 Instance you require. We recommend a t4g.large, with 20GB storage, or more if your site will have many media.

2. Launch your EC2

Click the Launch button to start your instance.

You will need to select an RSA key-pair such that you can connect using ssh and sftp as the ubuntu user.

Your EC2 instance will launch. Click its Instance ID to view its details and note its Public IPv4 DNS address, something like Copy this, and paste it into your browser.

Initially, your site will be available only on http. (You will add https later, once your site has a non-AWS domain name).

3. Run the Zenario installer

In your browser, you should see the Zenario holding screen:

Zenario AWS installer holding screen

After a few seconds, it should auto reload (or you can reload your browser). The Zenario installer will appear:

Zenario AWS installer start

Click Start installation and check the BSD open source license details:


The database connection parameters should have been already set for you, so you should just have to click Next:


The database will have been created for you, so you should just need to accept the default database details.

On the following step 3, enter other parameters for your site, including your site or organisation name, and you may upload a logo if you have one (you can also do this later).

Then on step 4 enter your name and email, and choose a password, for the first administrator (you can make more administrators later).


On step 5 the configuration file will be shown. In the following screen, click Do it for me and the installer will write it to disk:zenario-install-aws-configfile.png

The starter database will be installed, and you should receive a confirmation email.

You should be able to log in to your new Zenario site immediately with your administrator credentials.