Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. You can use Route 53 to perform three main functions in any combination: domain registration, DNS routing, and health checking. If you choose to use Route 53 for all three functions, perform the steps in this order:
1. Register domain names
Your website needs a name, such as example.com. Route 53 lets you register a name for your website or web application, known as a domain name.
- For an overview, see How Domain Registration Works.
- For a procedure, see Registering a New Domain.
- For a tutorial that takes you through registering a domain and creating a simple website in an Amazon S3 bucket, see Getting Started with Amazon Route 53.
2. Route internet traffic to the resources for your domain
When a user opens a web browser and enters your domain name (example.com) or subdomain name (acme.example.com) in the address bar, Route 53 helps connect the browser with your website or web application.
- For an overview, see How Internet Traffic Is Routed to Your Website or Web Application.
- For procedures, see Configuring Amazon Route 53 as Your DNS Service.
3. Check the health of your resources
Route 53 sends automated requests over the internet to a resource, such as a web server, to verify that it's reachable, available, and functional. You also can choose to receive notifications when a resource becomes unavailable and choose to route internet traffic away from unhealthy resources.
- For an overview, see How Amazon Route 53 Checks the Health of Your Resources.
- For procedures, see Creating Amazon Route 53 Health Checks and Configuring DNS Failover.
- How Domain Registration Works
- How Internet Traffic Is Routed to Your Website or Web Application
- How Amazon Route 53 Checks the Health of Your Resources
- Amazon Route 53 Concepts
- How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53
- Related Services
- Accessing Amazon Route 53
- AWS Identity and Access Management
- Amazon Route 53 Pricing
- Amazon Route 53 and AWS Cloud Compliance