Creating your WordPress site using AWS LightSail

AWS Lightsail is a great option for easily setting up a WordPress site in the cloud. Lightsail provides pre-configured computing instances and managed services to help get your WordPress environment up and running quickly. Here’s a step-by-step guide on launching WordPress on Lightsail:

Step 1: Sign in to AWS Lightsail Head to and sign in to the Lightsail console with your AWS account credentials.

Step 2: Create an Instance On the Instances page, click the “Create instance” button. Choose the latest WordPress blueprint under the “Blogs” section.

Next, select your instance plan based on your needs (the $3.50/month plan is a good start). You can optionally name your instance and change the availability zone. Click “Create instance” when ready.

Step 3: Pick a Domain Lightsail will then prompt you to choose a domain for your WordPress site. You can:

  • Use a domain you already own
  • Get a new domain from AWS
  • Use a temporary Lightsail domain for now

Make your choice and continue. Lightsail will set up the DNS records automatically.

Step 4: Complete Setup Now grab the public IP of your instance from the management console. Open this IP in your browser, and the WordPress setup wizard will guide you through:

  • Selecting language
  • Providing site title/description
  • Setting up an admin user
  • Configuring plugins/appearance

Once done, your WordPress site will be live!

Step 5: Manage WordPress Head back to the Lightsail console to manage your WordPress instance. You can:

  • Take manual or automated backups
  • Monitor metrics and logs
  • Add launch script customizations
  • Enable HTTPS/SSL with a plugin
  • Scale up or down anytime

That’s it! You’ve successfully launched a WordPress site on the AWS Lightsail platform. Lightsail keeps things simple while providing configuration flexibility and managed services to quickly deploy your WordPress blogs or websites on reliable AWS infrastructure.

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