AWS Free Tier Expired

Migrating to AWS Lightsail

As per the title my 12 months free tier usage for this AWS account has expired. As this website would cost me around $60 per month, I decided to migrate to AWS Lightsail, with prices starting at a more attractive $3.50 per month. Thankfully I had billing alerts configured to warn me on the increased spend.

The process to migrate was simple enough following the online instructions, first exporting my current site, deploying a new WordPress Bitnami image on Amazon Lightsail and then importing.

I had some configuration to do in terms of the site, enabling HTTPS, assigning a free static IP and updating Route 53.

Once I was happy with the migration, I took final backups from the old architecture including a final snapshot of the RDS database instance before deleting the resources.