AWS WordPress Web Hosting (Lightsail)
AWS Service: Lightsail
Cost: $3.50 per month
Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to get started with Amazon Web Services (AWS) if you just need instances (virtual private servers). Lightsail includes everything you need to launch your project quickly—instances, managed databases, SSD-based storage, backups (snapshots), data transfer, domain DNS management, static IPs, and load balancers—for a low, predictable price.
This tutorial shows you how to launch and configure a WordPress instance on Lightsail. It includes steps to connect to your instance by using SSH, sign in to your WordPress website, create a static IP and attaching it to your instance, and create a DNS zone and mapping your domain. When you’re done with this tutorial, you have the fundamentals to get your instance up and running on Lightsail.
Tutorial: Launch and configure a WordPress instance in Amazon Lightsail
- Step 3: Connect to your instance via SSH and get the password for your WordPress website
- Step 4: Sign in to the administration dashboard of your WordPress website
- Step 6
If using another domain registrar:
Create a Lightsail DNS zone and map a domain to your WordPress instance
If using AWS (Route 53) as domain registrar:
Using Amazon Route 53 to point a domain to an Amazon Lightsail instance
Allow time for the change to propagate through the internet’s DNS. This may take a few minutes to several hours.