Amazon Lightsail provides a number of features designed to help make your project quickly come to life. Designed as an all-in-one cloud platform, Lightsail offers you a one-stop-shop for all your cloud needs. Take a look to see how we can help you get started on the AWS infrastructure.  

Lightsail virtual servers

Lightsail offers virtual servers (instances) that are easy to set up and backed by the power and reliability of AWS. You can launch your website, web application, or project in minutes, and manage your instance from the intuitive Lightsail console or API.

As you’re creating your instance, Lightsail lets you click-to-launch a simple operating system (OS) or a pre-configured application or development stack, such as WordPress, Windows, Plesk, LAMP, Nginx, and more.

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Simplified load balancing

Lightsail’s simplified load balancing routes web traffic across your instances so that your websites and applications can accommodate variations in traffic, be better protected from outages, and deliver a seamless experience to your visitors.

Additionally, Lightsail load balancers include integrated certificate management, providing free SSL/TLS certificates that can be provisioned and added to a load balancer in just a few clicks. You can request and manage certificates directly from the Lightsail console – and we manage renewals on your behalf.

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Managed databases

Launch a fully configured MySQL or PostgreSQL database in minutes and leave the maintenance to Lightsail.

With Lightsail managed databases, you can easily scale your databases independently of your virtual servers, improve the availability of your applications, or run standalone databases in the cloud. You can also deploy multi-tiered applications, all within Lightsail, by creating multiple instances that are connected to a central managed database, and a load balancer that directs traffic to the instances.

Lightsail managed database plans bundle together memory, processing, storage, and transfer allowance into a single, predictable monthly price.

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Upgrade to EC2

As your cloud ideas expand, you can easily move to EC2 with a simple, guided experience. With this feature, Lightsail offers you the comfort of knowing that as you grow your website or application we can help you scale in a way that fits your needs.

Upgrading is simple, you’ll take a snapshot of your instance and follow the step-by-step process in the Lightsail console to export your snapshot to EC2. You can then use the Upgrade to EC2 wizard to get your new EC2 instance up and running.

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Access to AWS services

Amazon Lightsail uses a focused set of features like instances, managed databases and load balancers to make it easier to get started. But that doesn't mean you're limited to those options –you can integrate your Lightsail project with some of the 90+ other services in AWS through Amazon VPC peering.

You can manage the services in AWS using the AWS management console, while still keeping your day-to-day management in the Lightsail console. It's the best of both worlds!

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Operating system & application templates

Lightsail offers a number of preconfigured, one-click-to-launch application or developer stacks, including WordPress, Plesk, LAMP, Node.js and more. Simple operating systems are also available, including Amazon Linux, Windows Server, Ubuntu, CentOS, 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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