I want to remove the Amazon Lightsail resources from my AWS account. How do I do that?

To remove all your Lightsail resources, delete any Lightsail instances and resources attached to the instances, such as static IP addresses, snapshots, or block storage that you don't need.

Lightsail resources are billed incrementally in hours or in fractions of GB-months. When all Lightsail resources are deleted, you receive no further billing related to Lightsail. For fees incurred for various resources, see Frequently Asked Questions in Amazon Lightsail

The following is a list of Lightsail resources and information on how to remove them:

  • Delete an Amazon Lightsail instance - You stop incurring charges for the instance as soon as it's deleted.
  • Delete a static IP in Amazon Lightsail - Static IP addresses are free while attached to an instance. Note that other resources that rely on this static IP might be impacted, such as DNS records that reference your static IP address.
  • Delete disk snapshots in Lightsail - You need to retain only the most recent snapshot to restore an entire disk. You can reduce charges by removing outdated snapshots, or prevent charges by deleting all snapshots
  • Detach and delete a block storage disk in Lightsail - You must stop, or delete, your instance before you can detach and then delete your disk.
  • Delete a Lightsail load balancer - Deleting a load balancer also detaches any Lightsail instances attached to it, but doesn't delete the Lightsail instances. If you enabled encrypted (HTTPS) traffic using an SSL/TLS certificate, deleting the load balancer also permanently deletes any SSL/TLS certificates associated with the load balancer.
  • Delete an SSL/TLS certificate - You can delete an SSL/TLS certificate that you're no longer using. For example, your certificate might be expired and you attached an updated certificate that's validated.

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Published: 2017-06-16

Updated: 2018-07-23