How can you use Lightsail? Let us count the ways… From hosting your website or web app to running software and dev environments, Lightsail can do it all.
Run software or your own apps in the cloud
Hosting applications is easy with Lightsail. You can launch a pre-configured development stack with just a few clicks, including LAMP, LEMP (Nginx), MEAN, and Node.js. Or you can use Lightsail to run open source or commercial software for yourself or your business, like file storage and sharing, backup, financial and accounting software, and much more.
Sell online easily with hosted Magento 2
Launch a Lightsail VPS pre-configured with Magneto 2 to build a powerful and secure online store. Magento is a leading open source ecommerce platform and enables you to build an engaging online store quickly and inexpensively and scale it over time. Using Lightsail adds the security and reliability of AWS infrastructure to your Magento installation.
Send and receive emails securely
Lightsail servers can be used as incoming mail server (POP3/IMAP) or outgoing mail server, running free and commercial software, like Postfix or Exim with Dovecot, Courier, Zimbra, Microsoft Exchange, and many others. Simply launch a Lightsail instance with an operating system of choice and install your mail server software.
Spin up a test servers in seconds
Lightsail supports the entire development process from testing to staging to production environments. For dev sandboxes and testing environments, Lightsail allows you to launch new, preconfigured servers in seconds and destroy them when you are done with a few clicks – all for pennies an hour.
Launch a Windows Server in seconds
Lightsail might just be the easiest way to get your Windows Server up and running. Choose from Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 with SQL Express. Install Windows-based software or applications easily and access your instance with one-click RDP access.Learn more
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms to run websites, blogs, online stores, and more – powering approximately 25% of all websites. With Lightsail, you can install WordPress on your own VPS with just a few clicks. Lightsail WordPress instances are launched preconfigured and optimized for fast performance and security.Learn more