Amazon Lightsail

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
  • Snapshots
  • 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.

We will see a screen like the above image just click on create instance then under pick your instance image make sure that APP+OS is selected then select WordPress image.

Then choose your instance plan accordingly for a small blog which gets less traffic $5 plan is enough.

Then just hit create after naming your iresource, let’s say my-wordpress-blog, just after few seconds you see that image status will be running and you get one public IP, in my case it’s

That’s it, we are done with installation, yay!. Just go to the url.