About Amazon Lightsail

Lightsail is an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) service solution designed to help small businesses, students, developers and other professionals host applications, websites, software and developer or test environments on cloud. The platform automatically configures access, security environments, networking or other specifications and includes a static IP address, resource monitoring and domain name system (DNS) management capabilities. Lightsail enables businesses to create virtual servers by launching operating systems, pre-configured applications, or development stack including tools such as WordPress, Plesk, Lamp and more. Developers can receive email or text notifications about discrepancies and deploy multi-tiered applications according to requirements. Additionally, its load-balancing capabilities route web traffic across virtual servers and protect them from variations and outages. Lightsail offers an application programming interface (API), which helps businesses integrate the platform with several third-party systems. The product is available on monthly subscriptions and support is extended via FAQs, documentation, video tutorials and other online measures.
Amazon Lightsail Software - Lightsail load balancing
Amazon Lightsail Software - Lightsail instances
Amazon Lightsail Software - Lightsail select instance location
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Amazon Lightsail pricing

Amazon Lightsail has a free version and offers a free trial. Amazon Lightsail paid version starts at US$3.50/month.

Starting Price:
US$3.50/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Amazon Lightsail Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
5
Functionality
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5
3 reviews of 3 View all reviews
Viktoria J.
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 25/2/2021

Easy to deploy Amazon service that supports Wordpress

We used Amazon services for our web app, but when I was tasked with creating a new version of the local newspaper website with WordPress, I discovered LightSail. Once set up, it created a very basic WordPress installation. Securing it and dealing with caching was also easy as all of my colleagues were already familiar with Amazon's services. Bottom line is, if you want a WordPress website and you want to run it on Amazon servers, take a look at LightSail - it works great!

Pros

The service is easier to set up for someone just starting with Amazon hosting than their other services. I loved how fast LightSail was. It increased the performance of my WordPress setup and made the pages load much faster.

Cons

It is not a beginner's thing. If you want a simple WordPress and you don't want to have to write a line of code, a shared hosting is a better option.

Chris H.
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 4/6/2021

AWS made simple

I am sooo happy that I found lightsail. I use AWS in general, but I find the UI and finding what you need a nightmare especially as you add services, but with Lightsail it is super easy. Although its more limited it has most of what I need

Pros

With Amazon Lightsail you can deploy a wide array of instances super super easily. The pricing is also really great for the specs!

Cons

If I am being totally honest, so far I have not run into any serious issues that I could not easily overcome

Taimoor M.
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 14/2/2021

Protaimoor

I recommend lightsail to every person who want to host his web applications on cloud with all security, scalability and monitoring because Lightsail providing these all things in very low price.

Pros

I like that this software is easy to use even for non technical person. We can easily integrate and scale according to our need.

Cons

DNS management of lightsail is little bit difficult for third-party domain providers.

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