Reduce Amazon Route 53
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Route 53 cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Route 53 costs with these tips


Analyze DNS Usage

Right-size your Route 53 resources like hosted zones, records, health checks based on your needs. Route 53 charges are based on feature use.


Use Alias Records

Use alias records for CloudFront distributions, S3 buckets, etc. provided by Route 53 at no additional cost to save money.


Review Configurations

Regularly delete unused records, hosted zones, etc. to avoid charges. Refer to AWS documentation for best resources optimization practices.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

John Schrijvers
John Schrijvers
CEO of Dataswitcher

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Route 53 Service information & pricing

About Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 provides features like Resolver, DNS Firewall, and Resolver on Outposts endpoints. It includes an Application Recovery Controller, Traffic Flow, Latency-Based Routing, Geo DNS, Private DNS for Amazon VPC, and IP-Based Routing. It offers domain registration, DNSSEC, DNS failover, monitoring, and health checks, plus supports CloudFront Zone Apex, S3 Zone Apex, and Amazon ELB integration using Weighted Round Robin for global traffic management.

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Amazon Route 53 pricing

Amazon Route 53 operates on a pay-per-use basis with no upfront fees. Costs arise from managing hosted zones (monthly fee per zone), serving DNS queries (excluding Alias A records/AWS services), and an annual domain name fee. There's no prorating for partial months in hosted-zone pricing. Each zone includes 10,000 records, with extra fees for additional records, queries, and health checks. Pricing for different services can be found on AWS's website.

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