Route 53 stopped working for my S3 bucket


I created a static website by using S3 then I bought a domain name (same as my bucket name) and then routed the traffic to that website by using Route 53.

I followed these two guides in order to accomplish this:

  1. [] (S3 stuff)
  2. [] (Route 53 stuff)

Everything worked fine for like a month. Now when I visit my website it says "This site can’t be reached". I didn't make any changes to any settings. Can someone explain to me what's going on and how I can fix this, please?

  • It might help in finding the problem if you could tell what is the URL for the website you have.

1 Answer


There could be several reasons why your S3 static website is not accessible. Here are some things you can check:

Check if the S3 bucket is still accessible: Make sure the S3 bucket that contains your website's files is still accessible. You can try accessing it directly through the S3 console or by using the bucket's endpoint URL. If you can't access the bucket, it's possible that the bucket policy or the access control list (ACL) has been modified, which can result in the bucket becoming inaccessible.

Check if the Route 53 record is still pointing to the correct S3 bucket: Make sure the Route 53 record that maps your domain name to the S3 bucket is still pointing to the correct bucket. You can check this by going to the Route 53 console and checking the record's settings. If the record is pointing to the wrong bucket, update it to point to the correct bucket.

Check if the domain name has expired: If you purchased your domain name from a registrar, make sure the domain name has not expired. If it has, you will need to renew the domain name.

Check if the SSL certificate has expired: If you are using SSL/TLS to encrypt traffic to your website, make sure the SSL certificate has not expired. If it has, you will need to renew the SSL certificate.

Check if there are any issues with your internet connection: Sometimes, issues with your internet connection can prevent you from accessing websites. Try accessing your website from a different device or network to see if the issue is with your internet connection.

If none of these steps resolve the issue, you may need to provide more information about your setup to troubleshoot the issue further.

Please let me know if that helped

answered 3 months ago
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