= Amazon LightSail: Simple Virtual Private Servers on AWS [Watch out DigitalOcean and Linode] =

To everyone asking "if it's roughly the same specs as DO, why would I use Lightsail?" you are missing out on the main point. These are AWS virts meaning you get access to allll the tasty features AWS offers (like S3, RDS, EBS, SQS, ELB, etc) in addition to simple and easy virt creation. You get the best of DO with the best of AWS. If all you want is just a virtual machine and you don't need anything extra, then DO could be a little bit better for you. That's just for now though, due to their faster scaling of CPU cores in their pricing structure and (for now) their larger OS selection. What very little lead DO has left in terms of features, I expect AWS to gobble up over the next 3-6 months

By next summer, I expect the question will become why
**wouldn't** you use Lightsail

This link explains more about service integrations. httpslightsail.aws.amazon.com/ls/docs/overview/article/using-lightsail-with-other-aws-services?fid=564F5A6BD5E71354-1B104F5D58213B03
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