Easy-to-use and cost-effective global traffic management: route end users to the best endpoint for your application based on geoproximity , latency, health, and other considerations.
Latency Based Routing
Route end users to the AWS region that provides the lowest possible latency.
Route end users to a particular endpoint that you specify based on the end user’s geographic location.
Private DNS for Amazon VPC
Manage custom domain names for your internal AWS resources without exposing DNS data to the public Internet.
Automatically route your website visitors to an alternate location to avoid site outages.
Health Checks and Monitoring
Amazon Route 53 can monitor the health and performance of your application as well as your web servers and other resources.
Amazon Route 53 offers domain name registration services, where you can search for and register available domain names or transfer in
existing domain names to be managed by Route 53.
CloudFront Zone Apex Support
When using Amazon CloudFront to deliver your website content, visitors to your website can now access your site at the zone apex
(or "root domain"). For example, your site can be accessed as example.com instead of www.example.com.
S3 Zone Apex Support
Visitors to your website hosted on Amazon S3 can now access your site at the zone apex (or "root domain").
Amazon Route 53 works with the AWS Management Console. This web-based, point-and-click, graphical user interface lets you manage
Amazon Route 53 without writing any code at all.
Amazon ELB Integration
Amazon Route 53 is integrated with Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).
Weighted Round Robin
Amazon Route 53 offers Weighted Round Robin (WRR) functionality.
Highly Available and Reliable
Amazon Route 53 is built using AWS’s highly available and reliable infrastructure. The distributed nature of our DNS servers helps
ensure a consistent ability to route your end users to your application. Features such as Amazon Route 53 Traffic
Flow help you improve reliability with easy configuration of failover to re-route your users to an alternate location if your primary
application endpoint becomes unavailable.
Route 53 is designed to automatically scale to handle very large query volumes without any intervention from you.
Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services
Amazon Route 53 is designed to work well with other AWS features and offerings. You can use Amazon Route 53 to map domain names to your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon CloudFront distributions, and other AWS resources. By using the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service with Amazon Route 53, you get fine grained control over who can update your DNS data. You can use Amazon Route 53 to map your zone apex (example.com versus www.example.com) to your Elastic Load Balancing instance, Amazon CloudFront distribution, AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment, or Amazon S3 website bucket using a feature called Alias record.
Using a global anycast network of DNS servers around the world, Amazon Route 53 is designed to automatically route your users to the optimal location depending on network conditions. As a result, the service offers low query latency for your end users, as well as low update latency for your DNS record management needs. Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow lets you further improve your customers’ experience by running your application in multiple locations around the world and using traffic policies to ensure your end users are routed to the closest healthy endpoint for your application.
With self-service sign-up, Amazon Route 53 can start to answer your DNS queries within minutes. You can configure your DNS settings with the AWS Management Console or our easy-to-use API. You can also programmatically integrate the Amazon Route 53 API into your overall web application. For instance, you can use Amazon Route 53’s API to create a new DNS record whenever you create a new EC2 instance. Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow makes it easy to set up sophisticated routing logic for your applications by using the simple visual policy editor.
Amazon Route 53 passes on the benefits of AWS’s scale to you. You pay only for the resources you use, such as the number of queries that the service answers for each of your domains, hosted zones for managing domains through the service, and optional features such as traffic policies and health checks, all at a low cost and without minimum usage commitments or any up-front fees.
By integrating Amazon Route 53 with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), you can grant unique credentials and manage permissions for every user within your AWS account and specify who has access to which parts of the Amazon Route 53 service.
Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow routes traffic based on multiple criteria, such as endpoint health, geographic location, and latency. You can configure multiple traffic policies and decide which policies are active at any given time. You can create and edit traffic policies using the simple visual editor in the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, or the Route 53 API. Traffic Flow’s versioning feature maintains a history of changes to your traffic policies, so you can easily roll back to a previous version using the console or API.