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Changing the plan of your Amazon Lightsail distribution

Last updated: July 23, 2020

When you create a Amazon Lightsail distribution, you choose a distribution plan that specifies the monthly data transfer quota and cost of your distribution. If your distribution transfers more data than your plan's monthly data transfer quota, you are charged an overage. For more information about overage pricing, see the Lightsail pricing page.

To avoid an overage fee, change your distribution's current plan to a different plan that offers a greater amount of monthly data transfer before your distribution exceeds its monthly quota. You can change your distribution's plan only one time during each AWS billing cycle. In this guide, we show you how to change your distribution's plan.

For more information about distributions, see Content delivery network distributions in Amazon Lightsail.

Change your distribution plan

Complete the following procedure to change your distribution's plan.

  1. Sign in to the Lightsail console.

  2. On the Lightsail home page, choose the Networking tab.

  3. Choose the name of the distribution for which you want to view the current monthly data transfer.

  4. Choose the Details tab on your distribution's management page.

  5. In the Data transfer section of the page, choose Change distribution plan.

  6. At the confirmation prompt, choose Yes, change to confirm that you want to change your distribution's plan.

  7. On the next prompt, choose the new plan for your distribution, and choose Select plan.

  8. On the next prompt, choose Yes, apply to confirm that you want to apply the new plan to your distribution. Or choose No, go back to not apply the new plan to your distribution.

Additional information

Here are some articles to help you manage distributions in Lightsail: