After a period of service on the Linux / Unix platform, Amazon finally added Windows Server to Lightsail. At a minimum cost of $10/month, after a few clicks you have a Windows server ready to connect to Remote Desktop to work.
Windows Server versions available for you to choose from when creating your server:
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016 with SQL Express
Due to the built-in Windows license so the server rent here is a bit high. However, in return you will be free trial $10 package first month:
All Lightsail locations currently support Windows Server, including Singapore and Japan.
The $5 Linux server I introduced previously was still running a free first month policy.
With Amazon Lightsail trial policy, you have a great opportunity to experience the quality of service at the world’s largest cloud server provider.