Apart from being the eCommerce industry’s most prominent player, Amazon has also established itself as one of the main cloud hosting service providers.

In 2017, the company launched the AWS Lightsail service and started offering fixed resources hosting plans to webmasters. Although the price was initially high compare to that from other unmanaged hosting service providers, in the second half of 2018 the company lowered their prices by as much as 50%.

An instance of Lightsail can presently use as much as 8 CPUs, 640GB SSD space and 32GB of RAM. However, the base plan is limited to just a single core CPU, 20GB SSD space and 512MG of RAM.

For simplicity, Lightsail uses a 1-click installer that makes it easy for users to start a new site in a couple of minutes.

The average network speed is around 0.8 Mbps, which is probably better than that of you current or previous hosting services provider.

If you find yourself low on allocated storage memory quota, Lightsail offers you the option to add an extra storage block to your instance easily.

The AWS Lightsail service also offers its own managed database service, which allows you to manage your database from their site. The plans for this extra feature start from USD 15 though.

Being an unmanaged service for cloud hosting, Lightsail will not answer your queries. Instead, should you have any inquiries, you will have to create a new topic on the Amazon Web Services community website/forum. Usually, the questions are answered within a few hours.

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