Lightsail vs Vultr: VPS reviewed

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through our comparison of Amazon Lightsail vs. Vultr. We’ve been using these two cloud web services for months. We love both of them. These are high end quality cloud service providers in the market for WordPress web developers.

Amazon Lightsail vs Vultr review

In this review, we focus on the starter packages:

Prices and features

Amazon Lightsail

Lightsail is an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers you everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan.

  • 1 GB Memory
  • 1 Core Processor
  • 40 GB SSD Disk
  • 2 TB Transfer*
  • $5USD/mo
  • Click-to-launch OS & applications


Vultr compute features 100% local SSD and high performance Intel CPUs.

  • 25 GB SSD
  • 1 CPU
  • 1024 MB
  • 1 TB
  • $5/mo $0.007/hr
  • Spin up a new instance with your preferred operating system or pre-installed application in just seconds.

With $5 per month, Amazon Lightsail offers better specifications for its cloud service. You can get more bandwidth and more storage for the same price that Vultr offers.

Infrastructure locations

For Vultr, we chose Atlanta for our hosting. Currently, Vultr has more than 16 locations worldwide. Oregon is our location when using Lightsail, which has many regions across the continents. Both providers offer cloud server location you prefer.

Managing Lightsail

We use SpinupWP to setup multiple WordPress sites on each instance.

Good to Read

WordPress: Best Practices on AWS: Reference Architecture for Scalable WordPress-Powered Websites (PDF)

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