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Instances (virtual private servers) in Lightsail


Your Lightsail instance is a virtual private server (also called a virtual machine). When you create your instance, you choose an image that has an operating system (OS) on it. You can also choose an instance image that has an application or development stack on it, including the base OS.

Last updated: October 16, 2017

For a complete list of operating systems, applications, and development frameworks, see Choose an Amazon Lightsail instance image.

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