Amazon LightSail vs AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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Amazon LightSail vs AWS Elastic Beanstalk: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon LightSail as "Simple Virtual Private Servers on AWS". Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks. On the other hand, AWS Elastic Beanstalk is detailed as "Quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud". Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.

Amazon LightSail and AWS Elastic Beanstalk are primarily classified as "Cloud Hosting" and "Platform as a Service" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a broader approval, being mentioned in 370 company stacks & 113 developers stacks; compared to Amazon LightSail, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon LightSail
Pros of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
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    Low cost
  • 4
    Simple Deployment
  • 1
    Simple pricing scheme
  • 77
    Integrates with other aws services
  • 65
    Simple deployment
  • 44
    Fast
  • 28
    Painless
  • 16
    Free
  • 3
    Independend app container
  • 3
    Well-documented
  • 2
    Postgres hosting
  • 2
    Ability to be customized

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Cons of Amazon LightSail
Cons of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
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    • 2
      Charges appear automatically after exceeding free quota
    • 1
      Lots of moving parts and config
    • 0
      Slow deployments

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    What is Amazon LightSail?

    Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks.

    What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

    Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.

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