Lightsail features

Everything you need, right at your fingertips

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Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS)

Experience the power and reliability of AWS. Deploy in seconds and manage from the intuitive Lightsail management console or API.

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Powerful API

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

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High availability storage

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

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Speedy & secure networking

Lightsail servers run at warp speed on the AWS network. Configure your network simply and securely, including your IP addresses, DNS, firewall, and more.

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Snapshots

Protect your data, clone your server, and more with Lightsail snapshots. Take and manage snapshots for $0.05 USD/GB per month.

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Access to AWS Services

Extend the capabilities of your Lightsail server by connecting it to popular AWS services, including managed databases, CDN, and many others.

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Simplified load balancing

Add load balancing to your application to distribute traffic across multiple instances and keep your app up and running.

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Managed databases

Launch a fully configured MySQL database in minutes and leave the maintenance to AWS. Use managed databases to scale your application or to run standalone databases.

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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.

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See Lightsail in action

Deploy a WordPress Website on Lightsail
Deploy a MEAN Stack App on Lightsail
Deploy Docker Containers on Lightsail

Unlimited growth, unlimited potential

Many of the AWS platform's 90+ services can be connected to your Lightsail application using VPC peering. You can manage these powerful AWS services from the AWS management console, while still keeping your day-to-day VPS management in the Lightsail console. It's the best of both worlds!

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Grow and scale your Lightsail-hosted applications over time by connecting AWS services, including:

  • Managed databases (RDS, DynamoDB)
  • Content delivery network (CloudFront)
  • Object storage (S3)
  • Dozens of other services

Operating system & application templates

Preconfigured images allow you to launch your favorite Linux distribution, Windows Server, or popular web applications with a single click, including WordPress, Magento, LAMP, and more.

Operating systems

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Amazon Linux

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Ubuntu

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Debian

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FreeBSD

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OpenSUSE

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Windows Server

Applications

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WordPress

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Magento

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Drupal

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Joomla!

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Redmine

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Plesk

Stacks

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Node.js

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GitLab

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LAMP

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MEAN

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Nginx

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