AWS DNS management for CDN website

Hosting a website, domain name is important. Compare jekyll-hello-world.eu with d1oawfu1kbgwq8.cloudfront.com, you definitely want the former domain name.

Domain name

Set CNAME for your CDN distribution.

AWS Route 53 is a DNS management service allowing CDN websites have their own domain name. The domain name doesn’t have to be registered through Amazon. Assume you already own jekyll-hello-world.eu through another registrar.

Replace that other registrar’s nameservers with the ones listed in the new Hosed Zone.

It takes upto 48 hours for nameservers to change and jekyll-hello-world.eu to direct to your website.