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


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 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 summary.  It’s not as complex as EC2 but the beauty is in the simplicity if you are new to AWS it’s a great place to start and the performance has certainly surprised me.

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