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Static IP addresses in Amazon Lightsail


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:


If you stop or restart your instance without first creating a static IP address and attaching it to your instance, you lose your IP address when your instance restarts. You should create a static IP address and attach it to your instance to ensure that your instance always has the same public IP address. For more information, see Create a static IP address in Lightsail.