I've recently created a Win 2008 instance with Amazon EC2 and it is working fine. I only use this instance periodically so I start it when I need to and stop it when I don't need to use it. Each time I start it, the IP address changes. That's not a huge problem but it is inconvenient. What I would like to do is assign it some sort of human readable name (e.g., my-EC2_instance) that never changes. Can anyone explain how to do that? I've looked at the help documentation for EC2 but as a novice to this kind of stuff, I'm not sure I understand the steps to take.
As an aside, I would like to be able to RDP into the instance by this machine-readable name instead of by IP address and I want to be able to use it as a part of a URL (e.g., http://my-EC2-instance
). I can already do both with the IP address but didn't know if once I set up this new name if I'd have to take additional steps.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.