What is a Static Public IP?

Creating an instance with a Static Public IP means that the public IPv4 address assigned to the instance upon creation will not change during the lifetime of the instance. Specifically, if you stop and start the instance again, it will retain the same public IPv4 address it had originally. The Private IPv4 address will not stay the same if you stop and start an instance again.

Why use a Static Public IP?

Using a Static Public IP can be useful with implementations where another application directly connects to an instance that is regularly stopped and started.

Creating an instance with a Static Public IPv4 address

  1. Navigate to create instance page.

  2. Configure the instance to your preferences.

  3. Under 'Network' section, you will see 'Additional Options'. Select the toggle for 'Static Public IP'.

    4. Then, click on 'Create Instance' on right-hand sideYou have now successfully created an instance with Static Public IP.