Because instances can be launched and terminated on EC2 depending on a site's need at any given time, it's important that a framework is in place that will allow the DNS settings to point to the proper instances at all times. It is important to use a DNS framework that enables the registration of IP addresses of servers dynamically using their API. RightScale's MySQL database ServerTemplates are pre-built to support several different DNS providers.
The following tutorials will show you how to use DNS providers to create DNS Records and hostname for your databases and frontends.
Note: We recommend using Elastic IPs (EIP) for your frontend servers. If you do not want to use EIPs for your frontends, see the Domain Setup with DNSMadeEasy (w/o EIPs) tutorial.
Just to provide a reminder or a bit more context on where setting up your DNS Made Easy sits in a typical Deployment building process:
Each DNS provider has a different process for managing your DNS Records (Hostnames). Follow the tutorial that applies to your chosen DNS solution.
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