In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of configuring a static website using a custom domain registered with Route 53 in AWS. Having a custom domain adds a professional touch to your website and helps in building your brand. With AWS Route 53, you can easily manage and connect your domain to your website hosted on AWS.

To begin, make sure you have an AWS account and a domain registered with Route 53. If you haven’t registered a domain yet, you can do so directly from the AWS Management Console.

Once you have your domain registered, go to the Route 53 console and select your hosted zone. Click on the ‘Create Record Set’ button and provide the necessary information such as the name of your website and the IP address or AWS resource you want to connect your domain to.

After creating the record set, you will need to configure your web server to handle requests for your custom domain. This typically involves updating your server configuration files or using a web server control panel like Apache or Nginx.

Once your web server is configured, you can test your setup by accessing your website using the custom domain. If everything is set up correctly, you should see your website loading with the custom domain in the address bar.

Finally, it’s important to set up SSL/TLS encryption for your website to ensure secure communication between your visitors and your site. AWS provides a service called AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) that makes it easy to provision, manage, and deploy SSL/TLS certificates for your domain. You can request a certificate from ACM and then associate it with your AWS resources.

That’s it! You have successfully configured a static website using a custom domain registered with Route 53 in AWS. Now you can enjoy the benefits of having a professional-looking website with a unique domain name.