Amazon Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail

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Amazon Lightsail

Overview

Recent Reviews

Stay away from Lightsail

5 out of 10
September 14, 2021
We use a Amazon Lightsail as a simple VPS provider as an alternative to Linode or Digital Ocean. Our systems hosted on Lightsail include …
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Popular Features

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  • Pre-configured templates (5)
    8.7
    87%
  • Pre-defined machine images (5)
    8.5
    85%
  • Monitoring tools (5)
    7.8
    78%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (5)
    7.6
    76%

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Pricing

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512 MB Linux

$3.50

Cloud
per month

1 GB Linux

$5.00

Cloud
per month

2 GB Linux

$10.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

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Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.6
86%
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Product Details

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.

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Amazon Lightsail Introduction

Amazon Lightsail Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Reviewers rate Operating system support and Automation highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Amazon Lightsail are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

(1-5 of 5)
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March 14, 2022

Lightsail a saver

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I use Amazon Lightsail for most of my projects which are web based. The organization that I use to work for in the past uses it for the employee which makes the task easy for them and it boost up the process of development. It is very easy to setup with minimal configuration.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
For standalone showcase and any other static web contents, we and the customers use AWS Lightsail as a low cost solution.The low cost, very stable , scalable services and easy managment service is the best option for small business and small web hosting application. With the bundled ec2 instance, no need to care the traffic cost and the segmented start-up , It gives the ability which customers can run applications without our support.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We used Amazon Lightsail to get a proof of concept project up running for a web application. It is very simple to set up, minimal configuration, and allows us to focus on the code. It is meant for getting started quickly, with minimal hassle but not for enterprise applications and workloads.
September 14, 2021

Stay away from Lightsail

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use a Amazon Lightsail as a simple VPS provider as an alternative to Linode or Digital Ocean. Our systems hosted on Lightsail include apache websites, NodeJS applications, Python Flask applications as well as databases. Amazon lightsail is actually preconfigured EC2 instances and we use Lightsail instead of EC2 for its simplicity. The services provided by Lightsail is actually just a VPS - however, you need some AWS knowledge to be able to set up system metrics monitoring.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Amazon Lightsail is a powerful service, and with the launch of Amazon Lightsail, we were able to do more things and scale our apps much more than the traditional EC2-instances-based deployment. It's more economical and organized, and we can get every piece of info from a single page, which is awesome. We were able to stretch our legs using Amazon Lightsail and be more productive and economical. We primarily use Amazon Lightsail for our deployment apps after they pass Q/C and CI/CD. Amazon Lightsail is an amazing product that has helped us deploy more web apps and worry less about our APIs, Serverless, and EC2 Instances.
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