How to create a AWS EC2 Instance and associate it with a custom domain

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A simple step by step guide to launch a Ubuntu instance on a ec2 and associate it with a custom domain. AWS provides a DNS solution called Route 53 that offers advanced features like load balancing and health checking of your apps, but for the simplest case, there is no need to use it.

To bind your machine to your domain you must assign it a fixed IP using Elastic IP which gives a public IP to your machine. Once you have done that you give that IP Address to your registrar (like…


  1. Anyone have info on how to associate multiple domains to a single ec2 instance?
    The example scenario is that I have a number of smallish websites that I've built that I would like to run off one instance.

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