Make WordPress Hosting Easy with Plesk on Amazon Lightsail

Host your WordPress website on Amazon Lightsail and simplify WordPress WebOps with Plesk hosting platform

4.60 (289 reviews)
1 hour
Apr 2020
last update
regular price

What you will learn

Set up a private virtual server with the Plesk hosting platform on Amazon Lightsail.

Deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your new server.

Use the Plesk WordPress Toolkit extension to secure, update, and maintain your WordPress website.


Learn how to easily move from a slow and limited shared hosting account to your own lightning-fast cloud server and make WordPress hosting simple by offloading time-consuming operations like deployments, updates, and staging.

Become a pro on Amazon Lightsail!

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Spin up a cloud server on Amazon Lightsail - a simplified version of Amazon Web Services - in just a few clicks.

  • Deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your own new virtual server with the help of the powerful yet simple Plesk hosting platform, available as an application on Amazon Lightsail.

  • Point your website’s name to your new cloud server at your registrar, or start hosting your website’s DNS zone yourself on Amazon Route 53 service.

  • Protect connections to your website with a free SSL/TLS certificate.

  • Offload time-consuming WordPress maintenance tasks, such as security, regular updates, and creating a staging environment using the WordPress Toolkit extension to Plesk.

  • Ensure that mail originating on your cloud server reaches its destination and doesn’t end up in the spam folder.

You don’t have to be an IT professional to follow the instructions in this course. If you are already familiar with terms like “website”, “server”, and “DNS zone” - you are good to go. We’ll explain any additional terms as we go along.

Start hosting your WordPress website on your own Amazon Lightsail server today!


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Bonus lecture: About Plesk Obsidian

Deploying a Lightsail Instance

Signing up with Amazon Web Services
Deploying a Lightsail Instance with Plesk Onyx
Attaching a Static IP to Your Lightsail Instance
Connecting via SSH from Windows
Connecting via SSH from macOS or Linux

Getting Started with Plesk Onyx

Logging in to Plesk Onyx for the First Time
Overview of the Plesk Platform
Pointing Your Domain's DNS to Your Lightsail Instance
Securing Your Plesk Server

Managing WordPress Websites with the WordPress Toolkit

Before we continue...
Introducing WordPress Toolkit
Creating a New WordPress Website
Importing Your Existing WordPress Website to Plesk
Managing a Remote WordPress Website
Securing Your WordPress Websites
Updating WordPress on Your Website
Publishing from Staging to Production


Thank You and Good Bye!


March 23, 2020
This was a very timely watch, I am starting a new job managing a learning management system hosted on plesk environment.
February 5, 2020
Good course overall, but will be good if they can cover more on the technical aspects such as how to configure nameservers etc.
December 7, 2019
This course is very short but extremely well organized and practical. Not only does it go over some of the very basic features, but it also highlights some of the most important functionalities such as security, backup, restores, website migration and server redundancy, all of which were what I was looking for to help deploy my new business project. Because the instructor is so knowledgeable and confident on Plesk, immediately after taking the course, I installed my Lightsail Instance and upgraded Plesk to the PRO edition. Just based on what I learned from this course, I was able to create multiple domains and subdomains, performed a few backup and restores testing, configured and secured my WordPress sites and created my first staging server for my server migration use. If you are looking for a small-mid size cloud-based server with an administrative tool to help manage your website(s) and applications with ease, you may want to take this course to see if Plesk is a suitable environment for your business before exploring many other AWS platforms and applications. Oh, I'd also like to mention... Other than this course, I have also taken another AWS Lightsail course which was taught by Chase. By the time I finished taking that course, I was able to set up a Lamp stack instance for my website migration testing. Compared these two server environments and a couple of other AWS instances (WordPress and Ubuntu/PHP/MySQL) that I have also set up for testing, I have gained just enough understanding on cloud server hosting and management. I'm extremely happy with using Plesk to set up my new business venture. Thank you so much Chase for this amazing training and your very generous share of your knowledge! It's very much appreciated!!
November 19, 2019
Want to have some knowledge about cloud hosting such as AWS, DigitalOcean and move away from shared hosts.
October 22, 2019
As a startup who design and host websites this course help me a lot on how i can take advantage of AWS Automations. very good course, if it was not good I wouldn't have completed it.
April 14, 2019
Surprised me! I have been moving client sites over to Lightsail, but was feeling the strain as it's up to me to manage all aspects of the instance, WordPress installation and database. I am seeing a future with Plesk. Thanks so much for the clarity. Is there additional training on moving an existing Lightsail instance over to the Plesk stack?
March 9, 2019
really good course but too quick to understand topics. please, more explain to the particular topics. thanx for free it.
February 28, 2019
Super Kurs, Plesk auf Lightsail installieren kurz und knapp. Sehr hilfreich, und schneller als die Anleitung und FAQs zu lesen.
February 22, 2019
Simply wow got completely new prespective today on all Amazon, Plesk and WordPress as well. Thanks a lot, glad I viewed it. :-)
February 2, 2019
This course provides an excellent overview on WP hosting and management using Plesk and Lightsail. Anyone interested in the subject and new to the technology won't be disappointed. Instructor methodically walks through the material and pieces fall into place. Although there are many areas that can be explored in further detail, you will have a clear direction on where you need to focus and how far you want to drill down. Kudos for a great intro and an even better cost: FREE! Well Done!
September 12, 2018
The fast and clean introduction to integrating Plesk with AWS Lightsail plus hosting WordPress on AWS Lightsail VPS. I really like the website migrating, clone and restore point features of Plesk. Thanks.



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