Creating a subdomain in Route 53 and connecting it with an Amazon instance is a straightforward process that allows you to easily manage your domain and direct traffic to specific instances.
Step 1: Accessing Route 53
To get started, log in to your AWS account and navigate to the Route 53 service. If you don’t have an account, you can easily create one by following the instructions on the AWS website.
Step 2: Creating a Hosted Zone
Once you are in the Route 53 console, click on ‘Hosted zones’ in the sidebar and then click on ‘Create hosted zone’. Enter your desired subdomain name in the ‘Domain name’ field and click ‘Create’.
Step 3: Creating a Record Set
After creating the hosted zone, click on it to access the details. Next, click on ‘Create record set’. In the ‘Name’ field, enter the subdomain name followed by a dot and your domain name (e.g., subdomain.example.com).
In the ‘Value’ field, enter the IP address of your Amazon instance. You can find this information in the EC2 console under ‘Instances’. Make sure to select ‘A – IPv4 address’ as the record type and leave the other settings as default. Click ‘Create’ to save the record set.
Step 4: Updating Name Servers
Now that the record set is created, you need to update the name servers for your domain. Go to your domain registrar’s website and locate the DNS management section. Replace the existing name servers with the ones provided by Route 53.
Step 5: Verifying the Subdomain
After updating the name servers, it may take some time for the changes to propagate. You can verify if the subdomain is correctly connected to your Amazon instance by using tools like ‘ping’ or ‘nslookup’ to check the IP address associated with the subdomain.
Creating a subdomain in Route 53 and connecting it with an Amazon instance is a simple process that allows you to easily manage your domain and direct traffic to specific instances. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can quickly set up a subdomain and start using it to host your applications or websites on AWS.