With Python's SimpleHTTPServer you can quickly setup a webserver without any hassle. In order to use it, you don't need to install or configure anything.. you just need to have python installed on your server.
Step 1: Open up your AWS console and in your instance security group make the Inbound & Outbound settings like shown in the sceenshots below
Step 2: Login into your remote server via ssh
aman@vostro:~$ ssh -i yourkeyfile.pem ubuntu@your-server-ip
Step 3: After you got logged in, Create a Html page named index.html which will be displayed.
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ nano index.html
press Ctrl+o, enter then Ctrl+x to save and exit nano after you have written your html code.
<html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h1>Hello, TechInfected!</h1> </body> </html>
Step 4: Finally, Run the server to display that html page.
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 ...
Open up your browser and enter your public ip with the port on which the server is running.
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9000 Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 9000 ...