AWS launched Amazon Lightsail, a virtual private server service just like DigitalOcean offerings with a starting price of $5 per month. And they are marketing it as The Power of AWS, the Simplicity of a VPS which I think aptly suits, it takes all the hard work on creating an instance and setting up with correct inbound/outbound rules, creating and assigning elastic IP to an instance, setting up firewall, SSH login, taking snapshots.
Features of Amazon Lightsail
- Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS)
- Powerful API
- Highly available storage
- Speedy & secure networking
- Access to AWS Services
So let’s setup a WordPress installation on AWS Amazon Lightsail with in a matter of minutes without any technical knowledge.
Just login to AWS console and click on the services pages check for Lightsail or just go to Lightsail home page after login.