The must-have service provider for startups
Updated May 03, 2021

The must-have service provider for startups

Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Lightsail

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.
  • Value instances packages
  • Better organized UI
  • Easy billing resulting in higher efficiency
  • Cheaper than competition
  • Better support staff
  • Can adjust for any bills you may have incurred by accident
  • Very little documentation
  • Fewer support options in Amazon Lightsail
  • They only allow one adjustment and force you to terminate the instance that caused the issue before adjusting
  • Be aware of your usage in AWS
  • Always check for any extra unwanted bills
  • Highly efficient for our microservices architecture
  • Price to performance
  • Scalability
  • Adjustments for unwanted bills or charges
  • Wide selection of services entice you to use Amazon Lightsail
  • Able to deploy web apps to a full infrastructure.
Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.

Do you think Amazon Lightsail delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon Lightsail's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Lightsail live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Amazon Lightsail go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Lightsail again?

Yes

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

Amazon Lightsail Feature Ratings

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