Amazon Route 53 (Route 53) is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS). It’s part of Amazon.com’s cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this case, 53 refers to TCP/UDP port 53, where DNS server requests are addressed.
Besides routing users to AWS services, including EC2 instances, Route 53 also allows AWS customers to route users to non-AWS infrastructure and monitor the health of their applications. DNS queries can be sent to Amazon Route 53 using IPv4 or IPv6 transport on IPv6 networks.
Route end users to your Magento website with global Domain Name System (DNS) servers and automatic scaling.
Set up the DNS routing within minutes using a simple web service interface. It offers fast domain name registration and tools for visual traffic flow.
Customize DNS routing policies to reduce latency on your Magento site and improve application availability.
How it works
Amazon Route 53 is a scalable DNS service that connects user requests to appropriate servers hosting the Magento application.
Highly Available and Reliable
Route 53 traffic flow re-routes users to another location if the main end-point is unavailable. Global DNS servers ensure consistent routing of end users to your Magento website, bypassing any internet or network related issues.
Hybrid Cloud Simplification
Get seamless DNS query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud with Amazon Route 53.
Useful with other AWS Services
Integrate Amazon Route 53 with other AWS services like AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, and Tag Editor.
Route 53 is user-friendly and offers easy DNS configuration. It offers a simple interface and can be mapped easily to any resource.
Get started in minutes and organize DNS records into the hosted zones. Route 53 distributes DNS record updates to a network of DNS servers in approximately 60 seconds.
With Route 53, you pay only for what you use. Redirect Magento website requests without extra hardware. You aren’t charged for queries to resources such as S3 buckets, ELBs, or CloudFront distributions.
Route 53 uses AWS Identity Access Management (IAM) to grant unique credentials to users for your AWS account. Assign permissions to allow/deny access to AWS resources for different users.
Amazon Route 53 automatically handles large volume queries without any user interaction.
Get the flexibility to set DNS routing policies based on multiple criteria such as endpoint health, geographic location, and latency.
While it is beneficial for MGT Commerce customers to host their DNS on Route 53 for administrative purposes, it is not mandatory. We recommend using Route 53, but customers may prefer other DNS providers. In such cases, we offer the option to manage the DNS records on behalf of our customers if requested. However, if customers prefer to handle their DNS independently, they are free to do so. Flexibility is key, and we accommodate our customers' different preferences and requirements regarding DNS management.
Please refer to the AWS pricing page for charges on Amazon Route 53. There are no upfront fees for the service. You don’t have to commit to the number of queries the service answers for your domain.
With Route 53, you only pay for the services you use:
Managing hosted zones: Pay a monthly charge for each hosted zone managed with Route 53.
Serving DNS queries: Incur charges for every DNS query answered by the Amazon Route 53 service.
There are no charges for queries to Alias A records mapped to ELB instances, CloudFront distributions, or AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Also, there are no additional charges for API Gateways or Amazon S3 website buckets.
Managing domain names: Requires annual charge for each domain name registered via or transferred into Route 53.
Yes. You can use the Route 53 service and register your domain directly. Use the AWS Management Console or API to register new domain names with Route 53.
You can also transfer existing domain names from other registrars. The registration can take from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the TLD selected. Once the domain is successfully registered, it will appear in your account.
No, there is no downtime during DNS migration. We migrate all DNS records to Route 53 service. You can then change the NS Records from DNS Registrar.
Yes, we can transfer your SSL certificate. We also provide free SSL certificates to secure the connection between the client and your Magento website. You can add it to single or multiple domains.
The SSL encrypts certificate validates your Magento store on the internet. It shows customers that your site is trustworthy and helps secure customer payments.
Fastly is required for Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure. Fastly caching with Varnish offers caching capabilities and a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for static assets.
You can update your DNS configuration to route traffic from your store URLs to the Fastly service.
When ready for site launch, update the DNS configuration to point the production domains to the Fastly service. Ensure to complete all configuration tasks in the Magento launch checklist.
Yes, you can. We usually recommend using a service like Amazon Route 53.
The highly scalable Domain Name System (DNS) connects user requests to Magento applications running on AWS infrastructure.
When a user enters the domain name, Route 53 connects the user to the website. The DNS translates the domain names into numeric IP addresses that computers use to connect.
You can transfer management of existing domains or register new domain names to AWS Route 53.