How to Attach Static IP to AWS Lightsail Instance Easily


Sometimes, you need to restart your Lightsail instance for effecting new settings on the server. In AWS, for both EC2 and Lightsail public IP changed on restart or reboot, so it causes your website down due to A record change in the DNS. To overcome this situation, AWS provides static IP for Lightsail instances as well as for EC2 instances. In this article, I am going to show you how to attach static IP to AWS Lightsail instance. So, let’s get started.

How to Attach Static IP to AWS Lightsail Instance

Step 1: You can allocate static IP or elastic IP from the AWS Lightsail dashboard by clicking on Networking tab to create a new static IP.

Lightsail dashboard

Step 2. Now, click on create static IP and continue.

static IP create

Step 3. When you click on Create static IP, a new window will appear where you can choose the static IP location, Lightsail instance and you can give a name to the static IP.

AWS region change for static IP allocation.

Step 4: After selecting the lightsail instance, give a static IP name and click on Create.

Static IP allocated on aws lightsail

Awesome, you have successfully allocate a static IP and attached to the Lightsail instance WordPress-1

How to Detach and Release Static IP from AWS Lightsail Instance

Step 1: To detach the static IP, first go to Networking on the Lightsail dashboard.

Detach static IP

Step 2: Now click on the static IP you want to release, make sure you clicked on the correct IP.

Step 3: Click on the Detach to release the IP from the instance.

detach static IP

When you click on the Detach, a confirmation screen will appear, click on Yes,detach

Step 4: After detaching the static IP, delete the IP address. If you keep the IP address unused, you will be charged until you reattach this static IP to an instance. To delete the static IP, click on the Networking at Lightsail dashboard.

Delete static IP

You can see it shows Not Attached. To delete this IP click on the tree dot symbol on upper right-hand corner. When you click on the Delete button, it will ask for confirmation. Click on Yes,delete button to delete the IP forever.

attach static IP to AWS Lightsail instance

What is static IP in AWS or AWS Lightsail

Static IP is nothing but the address, which is unchanged after restart, stop of AWS instances.

How much does a static IP cost in AWS Lightsail?

A static IP address is free of cost when in use with instance. If you keep static IP unused, you will be charged until re-attach to the instance. A can allocate upto 5 static IP on AWS Lightsail for free.


In this tutorial, you have learned to attach static IP to AWS Lightsail instance, also learned how to detach and delete static IP. If you have any doubts feel free to contact me, I will definitely try to help you. Also, you can join our elite Facebook group to get direct help from me. If you like this tutorial, please share this article on your social media handle.


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