Three different types of free offers are available depending on the product used. See below for details on each product. When your 12 month free usage term expires or if your application use exceeds the tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates see each service page for full pricing details. Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.
Amazon Web Services
What is a VPS?
This guide gives you the steps needed to get an EC2 instance setup on the free tier. A VPS is a virtual private server. This is a small server with limited virtual hardware but they are powerful enough to host a website, teamspeak server, or anything else you would normally do with a VPS. The advantage of a VPS is being the only tenant on it. Normally in shared hosting you are required to share an IP with sometimes hundreds of other tenants. The disadvantage is simple: you maintain the VPS yourself. You do patching, security, and optimizations. You install packages and troubleshoot it. Now you know the basics of what a VPS is and have some ideas of why you might use it. EC2 of the many services provided by AWS that allows you to create simple servers.
Plans starting at $3.50 per month
Lightsail is an easy-to-use virtual private server VPS that offers you everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan. Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. Easily deploy a web application with a few clicks. Quickly create a website that shines. Create and customize your blog, e-commerce, or personal website with Lightsail's pre-configured applications like WordPress, Magento, Plesk, and Joomla. Run your open source and commercial software for your business, with ease. Lightsail helps you quickly launch your line-of-business software, like file storage and sharing, backups, financial and accounting software, and much more. Spin up a developer or test environment in seconds. Creating dev sandboxes and testing environments outside of your prod environment lets you test without the concern of breaking something. Lightsail automatically configures networking, access, and security environments, taking the guesswork out of launching your server.
We offer fully managed VPS solutions that include all the features listed in our Business and First Class hosting plan. We assign a dedicated account manager who will promptly address your concerns via phone and email. Our hosting package comes with all the features enumerated in our Business and First Class plans, and other managed plans. We take care of the entire website onboarding process, so you can focus on the day-to-day demands of your digital marketing agency.