AWS Lightsail

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AWS Lightsail

AWS Lightsail

I have been running this blog on-top of some of my Infrastructure at home but the performance ( due to my connection) has never been stunning.

So I decided to move it over to an AWS Lightsail instance to investigate more about the newer VPS service from Amazon and to hopefully help anyone that wants a read.

Assuming you already have an AWS account getting a Lightsail instance up is very quick and incredibly easy.

Options exist for either Linux or Windows

 

Pricing is also very straightforward

Pricing

I chose to go for the $10 a month Instance running Ubuntu with Plesk Included

Once you have decided what you want decide what AWS region you want ( Not all are currently available) I have gone for Ireland

 

 

Then your Instance OS and App

Pick the instance  spec/price and then give the instance a name and click Create

 

A few minutes later you will have a running instance

A public IP will be allocated  and on a Linux server SSH HTTP and HTTPS will be open by default

 

In summery.  Its not as complex as EC2 but the beauty is in the simplicity if your new to AWS its a great place to start and the  performance has  certainly surprised me.

 

 

 

2 Responses

  1. […] My AWS Solution Archictect certification is due to expire in the next 6 months and given I have not done a huge amount with AWS since getting certified I thought it was worth kicking the tyres again and running a few bits and pieces within AWS. One of the first things I did was move my blog over to AWS lightsail. […]

  2. […] My AWS Solution Archictect certification is due to expire in the next 6 months and given I have not done a huge amount with AWS since getting certified I thought it was worth kicking the tyres again and running a few bits and pieces within AWS. One of the first things I did was move my blog over to AWS lightsail. […]

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