To create new AWS account, you need to open Amazon Web Services page in your browser and click the Sign Up button. The Sign In or Create an AWS Account page appears (shown in the figure below):
You need to enter your E-mail address, select the I am a new user option and click the Sign in using our secure server button. Then you have to pass through several registration steps: account creation, payment method choice, identity verification and confirmation.
When you are ready with registration, sign into your AWS account, click the My Account/Console button and select AWS Management Console from drop-down menu. AWS Management Console page appears (shown in the figure below):
The AWS Management Console displays the products currently accessible by you. You are interested in EC2 product (Elastic Compute Cloud, shortly EC2), because EC2 allows to run a virtual Linux server. In terms of AWS, such a virtual server is also called an EC2 Instance.