What is difference between Lightsail and EC2

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Recently Amazon launched lightsail. Is there any difference between them? If yes, then what's the difference? Are Lightsail instances more powerful than EC2?

Aug 7, 2018 in AWS by Mrunal
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  • EC2 is one of the service by AWS which offers managed VM instances with Amazon "web service interface" and allows you to manage every aspect of your VM from single point. EC2 are meant for huge organisations . EC2 are more secure, robust and easily scaleable. You can manage all your EC2 instances from EC2 interface.

  • Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to launch and manage a virtual private server with AWS. It provides simple un-managed VM instances, where you can do whatever you want. Lightsail is for small developers  who don't need complex functionality.

  • There is no such "web service interface" with light sail VM's they are plain linux VM's with root access.

answered Aug 7, 2018 by ArchanaNagur
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