AWS Services for web hosting

As AWS provides multiple services, those can be utilized to host the websites or web-app. following are the best-fit use-case with respect to services.

Website Hosting at AWS

Using Lightsail


  • The cost is combined with outbound data transfer and is cheaper than ec2 setup
  • less overhead at database management, backup policies management
  • The Load Balancer included but up to five instances


  • A limited number of instances or you can say, computer family

Best Fit For:-

  • Websites built on common applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento
  • Websites built on popular development stacks like LAMP, LEMP, MEAN, Node.Js
  • Websites that are unlikely to scale beyond 5 servers
  • Customers who want to manage their own web server and resources
  • Customers who want one console to manage their web server, DNS, and networking

Using Amplify

Best Fit For:-

Single-page Website that utilizes the services in the background or Server-less Applications

  • Websites built with Single pages app frameworks such as React JS, Vue JS, Angular JS, and Nuxt.
  • Websites built with static site generators such as Gatsby JS, React-static, Jekyll, and Hugo.
  • Progressive web apps or PWAs
  • Websites that do not contain server-side scriptings, like PHP or ASP.NET 
  • Websites that have serverless backends.

Using S3

For static website [html+css+js] without need of a processing engine

Pros :-

  • Highly scalable
  • Durable
  • High availability
  • No worry about storage, backup, load, or managing infrastructure


  • Only Static content without the need of a processing engine [html+css+javascript]
  • Apply HTTPS

Use Case:-

  • Websites that do not contain server-side scriptings, like PHP or ASP.NET 
  • Websites that change infrequently with few authors
  • Websites need to scale for occasional intervals of high traffic
  • Customers who do not want to manage infrastructure

Using Ec2

Best Fit For:-

If we  want to utilize resource optimized instances [memory or compute]

  • Websites that use multiple web servers across at least two data centers
  • Websites that need to scale using load balancing, autoscaling, or external databases
  • Websites that require sustained high CPU utilization
  • Customers who need maximum control and flexibility for their web server configuration and administration

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