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Create a static IP and attach it to an instance in Amazon Lightsail

Last updated: June 28, 2018

The default dynamic public IP address attached to your Amazon Lightsail instance changes every time you stop and restart the instance. Create a static IP address and attach it to your instance to keep the public IP address from changing. Later, when you point a registered domain name to your instance, you don’t have to update your domain’s DNS records every time you stop and restart your instance. For more information, see Static IP addresses in Amazon Lightsail

Prerequisites

You need at least one instance running in Lightsail. To create one, see Create an instance in Lightsail.

Create and assign a Static IP address to an instance

Follow these steps to create a new static IP address and attach it to an instance in Lightsail.

  1. Sign in to the Lightsail console at https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com/.

  2. On the Lightsail home page, choose Networking.

  3. Choose Create static IP.

  4. Select the AWS Region where you want to create your static IP.

    Note

    Static IP addresses can only be attached to instances in the same Region.

  5. Choose the Lightsail resource to which you want to attach the static IP.

  6. Name your static IP, and then choose Create.

    Now when you go to the home page, you see a static IP address that you can manage.

    Static IP address attached to an instance

    Also, on the Networking tab of your instance's management page, you'll see a blue pushpin next to your public IP address. This indicates that the IP address is now static.

    The networking tab of the manage instance page

Important

Static IP addresses are free while attached to a resource. You can manage up to five at a time.

For more information, see Public IP addresses and private IP addresses in Amazon Lightsail.