Hosting Simple Web Applications using Amazon Lightsail

An introduction to quick and flexible hosting of Simple Web Applications using Amazon Lightsail
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (11 ratings)
1,744 students
1hr 36min of on-demand video

Differentiate between several application-hosting services on AWS
Describe the capabilities of Amazon Lightsail
Create and deploy a LAMP-stack instance on Lightsail
Deploy a managed database on Lightsail
Set up a content delivery network (CDN) to distribute media content to edge locations
Create the SSL/TLS certificate for a load balancer to secure the network connection


  • No programming experience needed.


As a freelance developer, you are regularly building various software solutions for your customers. Recently, you received a request to create a pet adoption app on AWS. Because of a tight deadline and limited budget, you need to find a hosting platform that would satisfy all customer requirements without having a lot of setup and operations overhead. You evaluate different AWS services and decide on Amazon Lightsail to meet your use case. With Lightsail, you’ll be able to build and deploy an instance to host an app and then gradually add features to enhance app functionality. Amazon Lightsail provides easy-to-use cloud resources to get your web application or websites up and running in just a few clicks.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between several application-hosting services on AWS

  • Understand the value and simplicity of Amazon Lightsail

  • Create an account on AWS

  • Create and deploy a LAMP-stack instance in Lightsail

  • Differentiate between dynamic and static IP addresses

  • Assign a static IP address to the application

  • Deploy a managed database on Lightsail

  • Run MySQL commands to create a database and seed database tables with data

  • Store images in object storage on Lightsail

  • Create a bucket metric alarm to receive notifications when the bucket is reaching its storage limit

  • Distribute media content to edge locations by using a content delivery network (CDN)

  • Create a load balancer to evenly distribute network traffic to your application

  • Set up a Domain Name System (DNS) zone, along with the DNS records

  • Transfer management of your domain’s DNS records to Amazon Lightsail

  • Create the SSL/TLS certificate for a load balancer to secure the network connection

  • Differentiate between vertical scaling and horizontal scaling

  • Determine what to do if you want to expand beyond the capabilities of Lightsail

  • Delete resources that you configured in Amazon Lightsail to avoid incurring costs

Who this course is for:

  • Developers who are looking to learn how to host web applications using Amazon Lightsail.


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Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.

AWS offers Training and Certification programs to help you develop skills to design, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications on the AWS Cloud. We deliver training classes across the globe. We also offer training, bootcamps, and labs at many AWS events.

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Oksana Hoeckele
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Oksana Hoeckele is a Cloud Technologist based in the US. Oksana’s passion for learning led her to pursue a Bachelors and dual Master’s Degrees. Oksana taught at several higher education institutions, and while searching for opportunities to enhance her classes, she became interested in tech. Oksana completed a coding bootcamp, participated in hackathons, and wrote technical documentation for a tech company. Oksana finds herself always drawn to new experiences, cultures, and people. Outside of AWS, Oksana enjoys traveling, exploring the tech sector, gaining new skills, and sharing her knowledge with students.

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