Add DNS record to connect to AWS EC2

Hey there,

So I’m setting up a web application with a Vue frontend that connects to a express backend running on an AWS EC2 instance

My front end runs on modeck.io, hosted here on Netlify and handled by Netlify DNS, how would I go about setting up a domain api.modeck.io that connects to the AWS EC2?

I’ve been using a seperate domain set up on a different domain with AWS Route 53 that connects to the EC2 through a load balancer but I’ve run into so many issues regarding cors that I would much rather try figure out if I can just have the EC2 connected straight to the one domain, api.modeck.io

It would make my life so much easier if I had the EC2 connected straight to Netlify DNS

Any assistance would be much appriciated!!
Steve

Hi, @SteveLewisZA, you would typically create a CNAME record pointing to the fully-qualified domain name for the EC2 instance.

If you have a dedicated IP address for the EC2 instance, then could instead create an A record pointing to the dedicated IP address.

​Please let us know if there are other questions about this.

I think I’ve figured out how to add certificate to api.modeck.io now, have done that through AWS, just need to remove the Netlify record I created, please unlock that record when you get a chance

Thanks!
Steve

Done, as per the other topic, @SteveLewisZA!

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