I'm migrating a server over from another cloud provider, to AWS. My domain name is registered at GoDaddy.com

When moving to AWS, do i need to set up/configure "Route 53" DNS service too somehow, or will everything work when i simply point the "mysite.com" at GoDaddy , to my EC2 instance IP shown in amazon control panel ?

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You need to get an Elastic IP Address and associate it with your EC2 instance. Then you can point your domain to that IP address. You can do this without using Route 53.

  • upvoted! so a normal public address that EC2 allocates when you start the instance doesnt work with Godaddy?
    – PirateApp
    Aug 26, 2019 at 5:29
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    @PirateApp It would, but EC2 instances come and go. If you want to make sure your IP is there for you when you delete your old instance and create a new one, you should get an Elastic IP
    – stepanian
    Aug 26, 2019 at 7:10

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