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Setting up Lightsail

Create an Instance

Create a new Lightsail. Select Linux, then OS Only, select Amazon Linux 2. I like everything to be in US East 1.

Image Creating a Lightsail Instance

Select a plan

We're going with the cheapest plan and just assigning the default name.

Image Select a plan

Assign a static IP address to the instance.

Image Assign Static Ip

Opening Ports

We're going to open up ports for SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, and MySQL. They will all used the default port. Image Open Ports