In the old days creating a WordPress blog site involved setting up a LAMP server, downloading the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org and installing the software. Today, creating a new WordPress site is a breeze with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lightsail.
Step 1 – visit AWS Lightsail
Step 2 – Click on ‘Get started for free’
Step 3 – Create a new AWS account or sign in if you have one already
Step 4 – Click on Create Instance
Step 5 – Choose an instance location – US, UK or in any of the other AWS regions
Step 6 – Choose Linux/Unix platform
Step 7 – Select the ‘WordPress’ Blueprint
Step 8 – Select a plan – you can start with a small server and scale up when traffic to your new WordPress site increases.
Step 9 – Name your instance
Step 10 – Click ‘Create’
Step 11 – Wait for the instance to create
Step 12 – When the instance is running you will see a public IP address. Enter the IP address in a browser and your new WordPress site will appear
Step 13 – View your site and follow the instructions to get access to the site back-end