This guide applies to increase the root volume size of an EBS EC2 Linux instance on AWS. By default, most Linux instances come with an 8GB root volume unless you changed it at first launch. If you are one of the people that forgot to do this or you just simply need to extend the volume take a look at this guide.
I started out with an Amazon Linux instance and an 8GB volume.
1. First, you want to navigate to your EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/