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AWS Lightsail

AWS Lightsail is an EASY TO USE version of AWS EC2. If you are an expert or experienced in AWS, It is not a big deal to utilise EC2 to issue multiple types of instances. Beginners or people who do not require much knowledge in Cloud could get easily lost in EC2. AWS Lightsail is more like Linode, Vultr, Digitalocean and similar services. If you do not understand much cloud, You can still use Lightsail to host your site on AWS.

AWS Lightsail is easy, But AWS itself is not. Integrating AWS Lightsail with ServerAvatar is a bit lenghty process in comparison with Digitalocean or Vultr. It is because AWS is used by lots of large organisations and they have to share one AWS account with hundreds of developers. AWS Lightsail integration with ServerAvatar is a 3 step process. Here are they:

  1. Create Policy on AWS
  2. Create User in AWS
  3. Integrate AWS with ServerAvatar

Let’s get started with the first step.

Create Policy On AWS

Step 1: Sign in to the IAM console.

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Step 2: Click on Policies left side tab.

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Step 3: Click on Create Policy button.

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Step 4: Click on a Service and Select below and search “Lightsail”.

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Step 5: Select action tab and select All Lightsail actions.

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Step 6: Select resources tab and select All resources.

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Step 7: Click on Next:Tag button.

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Step 8: Click on Next:Review button.

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Step 9: Enter name and description. Click on Create Policy button.

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Step 10: Finally, Created policy.

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Create User On AWS

Step 1: Sign in to the IAM console.

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Step 2: Click on Add users.

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Step 3: Enter user name and Select AWS credential type of Access key - Programmatic access. Click on Next:Permissions.

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Step 4: Click on a box of Attach existing policies directly and search “\<Policy-Name>”. After click on Next:Tags button.

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Step 5: Click on Next:Review button.

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Step 6: Review of your user and click on Add user button.

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Step 7: Copy of access key and secret key and save them.

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Create Cloud Integration on ServerAvatar

Step 1: Click on an Integrations and click on Cloud Service Providers.

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Step 2: Click on Link Amazon Lighsail button.

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Step 3: Enter Name, Access Key and Access Secret. After Click on Save button.

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