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Upgrade to EC2

As your cloud ideas expand, you can easily move to EC2. With a simple, guided experience, Lightsail can move your instance to EC2.

How do I know if I should move to EC2?

Chances are, you got started on Lightsail because it was easy to get your web app, website, or software into the cloud. While you might continue to find this a natural fit for your growth, you also might find that you need a different set of resources or features.

For example, you might want to consider exporting if you need:

  • an instance type that is optimized for specific workloads, including machine learning, high-performance computing, and graphic-intensive applications.
  • complete control over your networking settings like VPC, security groups and internet gateways.
  • dynamic scaling for your resources, like auto scaling for your instances behind a load balancer, or elastic file storage.
  • a specialized instance type, operating system, software package or a consumption option that Lightsail doesn’t offer.

Once you begin using EC2, you’ll incur its cost structure. For more details, please visit this page.

 

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How it works

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