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How can you use Lightsail? Let us count the ways… From hosting your
website or web app to running software and dev environments,
Lightsail can do it all.

Application Hosting

Run software or your own apps in the cloud

Hosting applications is easy with Lightsail. You can launch a pre-configured development stack with just a few clicks, including LAMP, LEMP (Nginx), MEAN, and Node.js. Or you can use Lightsail to run open source or commercial software for yourself or your business, like file storage and sharing, backup, financial and accounting software, and much more.

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Launch a Windows Server in seconds

Lightsail might just be the easiest way to get your Windows Server up and running. Choose from Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 with SQL Express. Install Windows-based software or applications easily and access your instance with one-click RDP access.

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WordPress is one of the most popular platforms to run websites, blogs, online stores, and more. With Lightsail, you can install WordPress on your own VPS with just a few clicks. Lightsail WordPress instances are launched preconfigured and optimized for fast performance and security.

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Sell online easily with hosted Magento 2

Launch a Lightsail VPS pre-configured with Magento 2 to build a powerful and secure online store. Magento is a leading open source ecommerce platform and enables you to build an engaging online store quickly and inexpensively and scale it over time. Using Lightsail adds the security and reliability of AWS infrastructure to your Magento installation.

Email Server

Send and receive emails securely

Lightsail servers can be used as incoming mail server (POP3/IMAP) or outgoing mail server, running free and commercial software, like Postfix or Exim with Dovecot, Courier, Zimbra, Microsoft Exchange, and many others. Simply launch a Lightsail instance with an operating system of choice and install your mail server software.

Test Environments

Spin up a test servers in seconds

Lightsail supports the entire development process from testing to staging to production environments. For dev sandboxes and testing environments, Lightsail allows you to launch new, preconfigured servers in seconds and destroy them when you are done with a few clicks – all for pennies an hour.

Try Lightsail free for 3 months!