Microsoft Windows Server

Easy VPS management for Windows Server starting at $8 USD per month. Access Windows Servers directly from the console using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Windows Server administration, simplified

Lightsail simplifies the process of launching and managing Windows Servers and allows you to predict monthly costs easily with our fixed price plans. Lightsail provides one-click access to your Windows Servers using RDP. You can also track metrics, create snapshots, and manage DNS records and static IPs associated with your Windows instance. For more advanced users, you can create and manage Windows instances using the Lightsail CLI and connect Lightsail Windows instances to existing Active Directory connections through the AWS console.

How can you use Windows Server for Amazon Lightsail?

Run applications and software that are built for the Windows operating system, including:

  • Custom applications built on ASP.NET
  • Development and testing platform
  • Hosting for Windows-based software
  • Remote Desktop (via RDP)
  • Database server (MSSQL)
  • Mail (Exchange server)
  • Collaboration (SharePoint server)

Windows Server Options

Launch pre-configured Windows instances with a few clicks. Lightsail supports these Windows Server images:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 with SQL Express

Included in all Lightsail plans:

 Static IP address
 DNS management
 Server monitoring
 SSH terminal access (Linux/Unix)
 Intuitive management console
 RDP access (Windows)
 Secure key management
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