Free is a powerful incentive. This is a good example of why Amazon and the other cloud services offer hundreds of different ways to try out their products. If the code makes it big and starts generating enough revenue, the developers can grow into paying customers. Most of the AWS services in the free tier come with a limit, usually enforced each month. Even the generous limits can be exhausted. The options for computation in the free tier are pretty limited and so it pays to reduce the server-side computation as much as possible. The point is to save computational resources that would be generating your web pages dynamically so you can stay within the free tier. AWS Lambda is the only Amazon compute option that remains free after one year. Choosing Lambda from the beginning sets your application up for success in the future.
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Focus on your code, not your bill. Lightsail bundles all the resources you need into a single, simple price. Please see the FAQ for more details. Plans in the Mumbai and Sydney Regions include lower data transfer allowances than other regions. Run your containerized apps in just a few clicks. Below are the prices for each node of your container service. Choose between our standard plan or our high availability plan, which includes extra instances for redundancy or failovers.
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.
From the same screen, you should click Configure security group. A security group is a set of allows and politics in the AWS firewall which shield your newly created instance. But as an alternative, since ClusterCS has its own secure and very well-setup firewall, you can just allow all the connections. We recommend the default, standard LAMP as it has everything it needs to serve websites in an optimized way. The Setup Name is of your choice, you can pick whatever you want, as it is only used by you as an identifier.