Amazon Lightsail Reviews

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May 03, 2021
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Likelihood to Recommend

1. It's highly recommended for users who are looking to build their own VPN service
2. Amazon Lightsail provides plenty of outgoing data for any use case (e.g., a $3.50 plan provides 500GB of outgoing data)
3. Can be used to deploy containerized applications that require scaling
4. Plans ranging from $3.50 to $160 a month, which is awesome
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Amazon Lightsail Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (1)
10
Dynamic scaling (1)
9
Elastic load balancing (1)
7
Pre-configured templates (1)
10
Monitoring tools (1)
4
Pre-defined machine images (1)
10
Operating system support (1)
10
Security controls (1)
10

What is Amazon Lightsail?

Amazon Lightsail is a virtual private server (VPS) that supports a number of different use cases:

Simple web applications
Deploy a web application with pre-configured development stacks like LAMP, Nginx, MEAN, and Node.js.

Websites
Create and customize a blog, e-commerce, or personal website with Lightsail's pre-configured applications like WordPress, Magento, Plesk, and Joomla.

Business software
Run open source and commercial software, as Lightsail helps launch a line-of-business software, like file storage and sharing, backups, financial and accounting software.

Dev/test environments
Spin up a developer or test environment. Creating dev sandboxes and testing environments outside of production environments lets users test without the concern of breaking something.

Lightsail automatically configures networking, access, and security environments. Lightsail plans include a static IP address, DNS management, resource monitoring and alerting, remote access via SSH or RDP, and secure key management.

Amazon Lightsail Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
512 MB Linux$3.50Per Month
1 GB Linux$5.00Per Month
2 GB Linux$10.00Per Month

Amazon Lightsail Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amazon Lightsail?

Amazon Lightsail is a virtual private server (VPS) designed to present an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan.

Who uses Amazon Lightsail?

The most common users of Amazon Lightsail are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.