Make WordPress Hosting Easy with Plesk on Amazon Lightsail

Host your WordPress website on Amazon Lightsail and simplify WordPress WebOps with Plesk hosting platform
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (193 ratings)
9,079 students
Make WordPress Hosting Easy with Plesk on Amazon Lightsail
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (193 ratings)
9,079 students
Set up a private virtual server with the Plesk hosting platform on Amazon Lightsail.
Deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your new server.
Use the Plesk WordPress Toolkit extension to secure, update, and maintain your WordPress website.


  • Basic understanding of concepts such as "website," "IP address," "firewall," "server," and "DNS".
  • Web browser and SSH terminal (e.g., PuTTY).

Do you want to move from a slow and limited shared hosting account to your own lightning-fast cloud server, but are afraid it will be too difficult? Do you want to make WordPress hosting simple by offloading time-consuming operations like deployments, updates, and staging? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, then this course is for you!

In this course, you will learn how to set up your own private server on Amazon Lightsail. With the help of the powerful yet simple Plesk hosting platform, you will be able to deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your own new virtual server. You will also master the WordPress Toolkit, an extension to Plesk that takes care of time-consuming WordPress maintenance tasks, including security, regular updates, and creating a staging environment.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner web professionals curious about website hosting on Amazon Lightsail.
  • Web professionals interested in moving from a shared hosting setup to a private virtual server in the cloud.
6 sections • 28 lectures • 53m total length
  • Introduction
  • Bonus lecture: About Plesk Obsidian
  • Signing up with Amazon Web Services
  • Deploying a Lightsail Instance with Plesk Onyx
  • Attaching a Static IP to Your Lightsail Instance
  • Connecting via SSH from Windows
  • Connecting via SSH from macOS or Linux
  • Logging in to Plesk Onyx for the First Time
  • Overview of the Plesk Platform
  • Pointing Your Domain's DNS to Your Lightsail Instance
  • Securing Your Plesk Server
  • Before we continue...
  • Introducing WordPress Toolkit
  • Creating a New WordPress Website
  • Importing Your Existing WordPress Website to Plesk
  • Managing a Remote WordPress Website
  • Securing Your WordPress Websites
  • Updating WordPress on Your Website
  • Setting up Automatic Updates for WordPress Websites
  • Creating a Staging Environment
  • Publishing from Staging to Production
  • Introduction
  • Setting Up the Domain's Mail DNS Records: MX, SPF, DKIM
  • Why You Need a Mail Relay and Signing Up with Mailjet
  • Authenticating Your Domain With Mailjet
  • Reconfiguring the Postfix Mail Server
  • Setting Up WordPress to Send Mail through Plesk's Mail Service
  • Thank You and Good Bye!

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Plesk is an innovative and highly popular WebOps and hosting management platform for web agencies, web developers, IT administrators, and service providers. Plesk University is a free online training and certification resource, full of interactive and immersive courses, which anyone can use to learn all about Plesk and its extensions.