Sailing easy on Lightsail - easy setup
February 28, 2022

Sailing easy on Lightsail - easy setup

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Lightsail

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.
  • Documentation
  • Pay as you go
  • Easy to set up
  • Lack of flexibility in terms of configuration
  • Customer service tiers - have to pay more for better service
  • Usage not shown in obvious place
  • Easy to get started
  • Predictable billing
  • Intuitive UI/UX
  • Saved a lot of time on set up and configuration
  • Saved money on trial period
  • Customer service was less helpful
I believe Lightsail has worse support than DigitalOcean and the pay more for better service model is not great as most customers are trying it for the first time. They are both very fast to set up and get started, but we went with AWS Lightsail because we were familiar with some of the offerings at AWS.

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Amazon Lightsail is perfect for starting up a small web application, but not for one with lots of traffic. It also offers a 3 month free trial currently for new users. It is easy to set up the server and does a lot of the management on behalf of the user.

Amazon Lightsail Feature Ratings

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