Amazon Lightsail – Simple VPS on AWS from $5 Instance/month – 1 Month Free

Amazon Lightsail – Simple VPS on AWS from $5 Instance/month – 1 Month Free

Amazon Lightsail is designed to be the easiest way to launch and manage a virtual private server with AWS. Lightsail plans include everything you need to jumpstart your project – a virtual machine, SSD-based storage, data transfer, DNS management, and a static IP – for a low, predictable price.

Plans start at $5 per month for 512MB RAM, 20GB of SSD storage.

Note: Today they are adding support for Windows-based Virtual Private Servers. You can launch a VPS that runs Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016 Express and be up and running in minutes. You can use your VPS to build, test, and deploy .NET or Windows applications without having to set up or run any infrastructure. Backups, DNS management, and operational metrics are all accessible with a click or two.

Servers are available in five sizes, with 512 MB to 8 GB of RAM, 1 or 2 vCPUs, and up to 80 GB of SSD storage. Prices (including software licenses) start at $10 per month:

Amazon Lightsail Features

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.


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.

Grow and scale your Lightsail-hosted applications over time by connecting AWS services, including:

  • Managed databases (RDS, DynamoDB)
  • Content delivery network (CloudFront)
  • Object storage (S3)
  • Dozens of other services

Lightsail Pricing

512MB Instance

  • 512 MB Memory
  • 1 Core Processor
  • 20 GB SSD Disk
  • 1 TB Transfer*
  • $5/month

1GB Instance

  • 1 GB Memory
  • 1 Core Processor
  • 30 GB SSD Disk
  • 2 TB Transfer*
  • $10/month

2GB Instance

  • 2 GB Memory
  • 1 Core Processor
  • 40 GB SSD Disk
  • 3 TB Transfer*
  • $20/month

4GB Instance

  • 4 GB Memory
  • 2 Core Processor
  • 60 GB SSD Disk
  • 4 TB Transfer*
  • $40/month

8GB Instance

  • 8 GB Memory
  • 2 Core Processor
  • 80 GB SSD Disk
  • 5 TB Transfer*
  • $80/month


Try Lightsail free for one month!

Data Transfer Allowances: Asia Pacific (Mumbai & Sydney)

Plans in the Mumbai and Sydney Regions include lower data transfer allowances than other regions.
5 10 20 40 80
0.5 TB 1 TB 1.5 TB 2 TB 2.5 TB

Lightsail now available worldwide

With 10 global regions and 28 availability zones,
Lightsail is available where your website or app needs to be.


  • Northern Virginia5 Zones
  • Ohio3 Zones
  • Oregon3 Zones


  • Ireland3 Zones
  • Frankfurt2 Zones
  • London2 Zones

Asia Pacific

  • Mumbai2 Zones
  • Singapore2 Zones
  • Sydney3 Zones
  • Tokyo3 Zones

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