About Amazon Lightsail

Lightsail is an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) service solution designed to help small businesses, students, developers and other professionals host applications, websites, software and developer or test environments on cloud. The platform automatically configures access, security environments, networking or other specifications and includes a static IP address, resource monitoring and domain name system (DNS) management capabilities. Lightsail enables businesses to create virtual servers by launching operating systems, pre-configured applications, or development stack including tools such as WordPress, Plesk, Lamp and more. Developers can receive email or text notifications about discrepancies and deploy multi-tiered applications according to requirements. Add...

Amazon Lightsail Pricing

Lightsail bundles all the resources you into one simple pricing plan.

Starting price: 

$3.50 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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Amazon Lightsail Reviews

Overall Rating

4.93

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 14 reviews

User Profile

John

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

April 2022

Cloud Servers Priced Right

I'm very happy with it and have six users on their own servers. Two of the servers are for web sites and web applications while the others are for Quickbooks. They all work well.

Pros

Lightsail is a great self-service system to initiate cloud servers quickly and easily. The admin console and the underlying tools are great.

Cons

The first time I used it I was a little confused by the CPU time sharing and how that would impact my users.

Reasons for switching to Amazon Lightsail

The Lightsail virtual servers are much less expensive and require less maintenance.

Viktoria

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

February 2021

Easy to deploy Amazon service that supports Wordpress

We used Amazon services for our web app, but when I was tasked with creating a new version of the local newspaper website with WordPress, I discovered LightSail. Once set up, it created a very basic WordPress installation. Securing it and dealing with caching was also easy as all of my colleagues were already familiar with Amazon's services. Bottom line is, if you want a WordPress website and you want to run it on Amazon servers, take a look at LightSail - it works great!

Pros

The service is easier to set up for someone just starting with Amazon hosting than their other services. I loved how fast LightSail was. It increased the performance of my WordPress setup and made the pages load much faster.

Cons

It is not a beginner's thing. If you want a simple WordPress and you don't want to have to write a line of code, a shared hosting is a better option.

Reasons for switching to Amazon Lightsail

All of our services were on Amazon servers and we decided it was time to move on from the shared hosting for that particular website.

Eitan

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

July 2022

A simple tool to deploy and manage servers

Pros

Deploying, managing and the pricing structure is much simpler to get compared to products like AWS ec2 and other such products.

Cons

It's quite disappointing that you have to pay to get better customer service.

Matthew

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Retail

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2

FUNCTIONALITY

5

August 2022

Fast, reliable and infinitely configurable virtual servers

We needed a secure web server to run our custom application. Lightsail gave us the security we needed at a very reasonable price. It was a little complicated to set up, but it has been everything we had hoped for: fast, reliable, secure. Overall we are very pleased with the experience and would highly recommend it.

Pros

One of the key features that sold us on Lightsail was their security. Our application needs to be HIPAA compliant, and Lightsail gave us the security we needed (data is encrypted at rest, firewall, authentication, etc.).

Cons

The downside of being such a full-featured offering is that Lightsail (and all AWS services) is complex. Setting everything up the first time is a fair bit of effort, and you really have to be meticulous. The AWS documentation is fairly limited, but there is a lot of additional info available on the web because AWS is so ubiquitous.

Reasons for choosing Amazon Lightsail

Lightsail offered the security we needed at a reasonable price.

mohamed

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

January 2022

My best choice for renting virtual servers

Pros

The most I like is the large variety of price planes Amazon Lightsail has.

Cons

The least I like is the SSH control for the servers is so annoying to set up with putty or any other software, also the documentation is not good for this part.

Reasons for choosing Amazon Lightsail

I have chosen Amazon Lightsail because of the server's stability and pricing plans.

Reasons for switching to Amazon Lightsail

I switched because server's stability and pricing plans.