Amazon Lightsail

Virtual private servers for a low, predictable price

Plans starting at $3.50 per month

Lightsail is an easy-to-use virtual private server (VPS) provider that offers you everything needed to build an application or website for a cost-effective, monthly plan. Whether you’re new to the cloud or looking to get on the cloud quickly with AWS infrastructure you trust, we’ve got you covered.

750 hours free

per month for 3 months with the AWS Free Tier

Use Amazon Lightsail for…

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow. 

Simple web apps & applications

Simple web applications

Easily deploy a web application with a few clicks. With pre-configured development stacks like LAMP, Nginx, MEAN, and Node.js., we make it easy to get your web application online.

Application hosting


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

Single server for business

Business software

Run your open source and commercial software for your business, with ease. Lightsail helps you quickly launch your line-of-business software, like file storage and sharing, backups, financial and accounting software, and much more. 

Dev test environments

Dev/test environments

Spin up a developer or test environment in seconds. Creating dev sandboxes and testing environments outside of your prod environment lets you test without the concern of breaking something. And, once you’re done, you can quickly destroy them. 

Amazon Lightsail is designed to make your project easier

Managed environments

Lightsail automatically configures networking, access, and security environments, taking the guesswork out of launching your server.

Secure networking

Lightsail servers run on the AWS network that you trust. Configure your network simply and securely, including your IP addresses, DNS, firewall, and more.

Powerful API

Use the simple and flexible Lightsail API to extend your application or integrate it with external applications.

High availability storage

Every Lightsail server comes with high-performing, persistent SSD-based storage.

Easily scale your idea

As your ideas grow, a Lightsail load balancer can easily handle your increased traffic and heavier workloads. Plus, you can use the full force of AWS by connecting your project to other AWS services.

Additional benefits

Lightsail plans always include a static IP address, DNS management, resource monitoring and alerting, remote access via SSH or RDP, and secure key management.

Click-to-launch OS & applications

Lightsail offers a number of preconfigured, one-click-to-launch operating systems, development stacks and web applications, including Linux and Windows OS, WordPress, LAMP, CentOS and more. 

Windows Server
Windows Server

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Try Lightsail free for 3 months!