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Static IP addresses in Amazon Lightsail

tl;dr

A static IP is a fixed, public IP address that you can assign and reassign to an instance or other resource. If you haven't set up a static IP address, each time you stop or restart your instance, Lightsail assigns a new public IP address.

Last updated: March 23, 2017

Learn about these common tasks for working with static IP addresses:

Important

If you stop or restart your instance without first creating a static IP address, you lose your IP address when your instance restarts. It's always a good idea to create a static IP address for your instance. Here's how: Create a static IP address in Lightsail.

For more information, see Understanding public IP addresses and private IP addresses in Lightsail.