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Amazon Lightsail FAQ's
What is Amazon Lightsail? - Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to get started with AWS for developers who need a simple virtual private server (VPS) solution. Lightsail provides developers compute, storage, and networking capacity and capabilities to deploy and manage websites and web applications in the cloud. Lightsail includes everything you need to launch your project quickly – a virtual machine, SSD-based storage, data transfer, DNS management, and a static IP – for a low, predictable monthly price.
What can i do with Lightsail? - You can get preconfigured virtual private server plans that include everything to easily deploy and manage your application. Lightsail is best suited to projects that require a few virtual private servers and developers who prefer a simple management interface. Common use cases for Lightsail include running websites, web applications, blogs, e-commerce sites, and more.
What is a Lightsail Plan - Also referred to as a bundle, a Lightsail plan includes a virtual server with a fixed amount of memory (RAM) and compute (vCPUs), SSD-based storage (disks), and a free data transfer allowance. Lightsail plans also offer static IP addresses (5 per account) and DNS management (3 domain zones per account). Lightsail plans are charged on an hourly, on-demand basis, so you only pay for a plan when you're using it.
What is a Lightsail Instance? - A Lightsail instance is a virtual private server (VPS) that lives in the AWS Cloud. Use your Lightsail instances to store your data, run your code, and build web-based applications or websites. Your instances can connect to each other and to other AWS resources through both public (Internet) and private (VPC) networking. You can create, manage, and connect easily to instances right from the Lightsail console.
What Software can I run on my instance? - Lightsail offers a range of operating system and application templates that are automatically installed when you create a new Lightsail instance. Application templates include WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Magento, Redmine, LAMP, Nginx (LEMP), MEAN, Node.js, and more. You can install additional software on your instances by using the in-browser SSH or your own SSH client.
Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS) - Experience the power and reliability of AWS. Deploy in seconds and manage from the intuitive Lightsail management console or API.
Powerful API - Use the simple and flexible Lightsail API to extend your application or integrate it with external applications.
Highly available storage - Every Lightsail server comes with high-performing, persistent SSD-based block storage.
Speedy & secure networking - Lightsail servers run at warp speed on the AWS network. Configure your network simply and securely, including your IP addresses, DNS, firewall, and more.
Snapshots - Protect your data, clone your server, and more with Lightsail snapshots. Take and manage snapshots for $0.05/GB per month.
Access to AWS Services - Extend the capabilities of your Lightsail server by connecting it to popular AWS services, including managed databases, CDN, and many others.