I have set up a Tomcat Server on AWS Elastic Beanstalk Load Balancer. I also have a domain name registered with 1&1, e.g. www.example.com.
I would like to point the domain name at the Elastic Load Balancer.
I have read that the best option is to use AWS's
Route 53 and that it is relatively affordable. However, when I look at it's pricing:
It says that there are various costs depending on usage, plus $50/month. This is opposed to 1&1 of about $10/year for a domain.
Am I reading the AWS Route 53's pricing correctly?
If I don't use Route 53, and rather 'use a CNAME record to route queries to your load balancer', does that just redirect the domain name (
www.example.com) to the ELB (
example.us-west-2.elasticbeanstalk.com/)? Ie, does it just change the url to
example.us-west-2.elasticbeanstalk.com/? If this is the case, it's not suitable, because the domain name in the browser url needs to be www.example.com for SEO and the https certificate lets secure traffic on that name.