How do I direct traffic to specific resources or AWS Regions based on the query's geographic location?
Last updated: 2022-11-07
I have resources in multiple AWS Regions, and I want users to be routed to the resource that's geographically closest to them.
To route client requests to:
- The resource endpoint geographically closest to the source of the request.
- Based on the client’s location.
- Or, based on the client’s resolver location.
You can use an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone with a geolocation routing policy:
- (Optional) If you haven't done so already, create a Route 53 hosted zone.
- In the Route 53 console, open the Hosted zones pane, select your hosted zone, and choose Go to Record Sets.
- Choose Create Record Set, and fill in the fields with the following:
For Name, enter www.
For Type, choose A-IPV4 Address.
For Alias, choose Yes and select a resource endpoint.
For Routing Policy, choose Geolocation. Then, for Location, choose the geographic region that you want to direct to the endpoint you selected.
For Set ID, enter a unique friendly name that's meaningful to you for the record set.
- Repeat step 3 for any other geographic regions and endpoints you want to use.
Note: To choose an endpoint for traffic to be routed to from regions other than the ones you specifically selected:
- Create a new record set by using these steps.
- Choose Default under Location.
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