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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by eva2000, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Amazon is going into VPS hosting of sorts with Amazon LightSail Amazon LightSail: Simple Virtual Private Servers on AWS which is backed by AWS Cloud platform. Very interesting Lightsail Features: Launch and Manage a Simple VPS given the pricing

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    Lightsail Docs: API, CLI, and tutorials for developers

    Amazon LightSail In The Media
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    hmm don't think you can choose the OS to use i.e. CentOS

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    Only Amazon Linux or Ubuntu available. Though Amazon LightSail might be what I can use to develop Centmin Mod's compatibility with Amazon Linux OS :)
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Seems only US East zones available

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    SSH Key pair management and Advanced API access keys etc

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    This was just announced today so while limited in OS and location choices right now, you can fully expect this to grow much more and likely pretty fast very soon. Certainly can be bad news for other VPS providers!
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah depends though the lower cpu core counts on Amazon LightSail aren't as enticing. My usual criteria to measure against is Linode's 4 cpu cores at US$40/month = US$10 per cpu core per month.
     
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    Guess an important part of Amazon Lightsail will be creating a static fixed IP address Lightsail for instance stop/starts.

    Official AWS Blog Amazon Lightsail – The Power of AWS, the Simplicity of a VPS | AWS Blog

    so yes CentOS and Debian are planned for !

    Lightsail's own Firewall Lightsail

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    Great post thanks @eva2000
    Amazon Lightsail is a direct attack to Digital Ocean, which is becoming too large.
    Price, feature wise.

    Amazon Linux is a clone of RHEL just like CentOS.
    But CentOS support is on its way.

    Waiting for a European location :)
    But overall great news.
     
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    indeed it is
    yeah played with Amazon Linux for non-Centmin Mod LEMP/LAMP stacks in the past. Which is why it's also a good candidate to add Centmin Mod compatibility to in the far future :)
     
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    I am planning to test it when they are gonna support CentOS + Frankfurt as location
     
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    From @markimbriaco
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    Waiting APAC Location :)
     
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    :LOL: that last sentence :)
     
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    Since centminmod compiles many apps from source, would it really be that hard to make it ubuntu compatible. most Yum packages are also available on debian.
     
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    unfortunately i don't know all the optimization and tweak equivalents for debian/ubuntu like I do centos so that and troubleshooting issues would be more difficult compared to rpm based centos/redhat/oracle linux/fedora like OSes. That and rebuilding custom RPMs when required isn't a skill I can transfer to .deb packages etc i.e. Beta Branch - custom Apache 2.4 RPMs for Centmin Mod LEMP stack | Centmin Mod Community
     
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    I don't know all the optimizations either but we can work backwards. First get the basic stack down even with precompiled packages and then work on the optimization.
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do such. CentOS is my focus with very far in future plans for Fedora and maybe Amazon Linux AMI. The focus is on CentOS though for now.
     
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    weird account limits
    dns zones have overages past 3+ million dns queries/month
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    Not weird if you ask me.
    The relative little cpus, capped i/o, limit dns queries is all about to protect AWS.
    Lightsail is for light usage, to introduce yourself into the world of AWS and it's features.
    So you can easily migrate to AWS afterwards if you are getting big and bigger or familiar with Lightsail/AWS.

    Their goal is to get all costumers on AWS.
    There would have been no Lightsail if there was no Digitalocean.
    Lightsail costs them money but it is earned back with AWS, at big big margins.

    To sum up: It is all about stopping Digitalocean (What has become much too large) and getting new AWS customers via the Lightsail loop. Nothing more nothing less.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    agreed :)

    Someone benchmarked AWS Lightsail vs Linode vs DigitalOcean at $10/month plans $10 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail by Josh Sherman

    Of course Linode wins :D
     
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