Assigning an elastic ip address

## Problem

How to asign an elastic ip address

Solution

Once you have gone through the steps of creating and AWS instance you will see this long number (ec2-00-000-00-000.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com) that represent the serve DNS, to change this so you will be able to enter an ip address as oppose to the long number, then you need to assign an elastic ip address, to do that go to elastic ip allocate new ip address, once created then click on that IP address and click on ‘associate address’ then choose your instance.