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What is AWS Regions and Availability Zones

AWS Regions and Availability Zones


Amazon cloud computing resources are hosted in multiple locations world-wide. These locations are composed of AWS Regions and Availability Zones. Each AWS Region is a separate geographic area. Each AWS Region has multiple, isolated locations known as Availability Zones



Region Name Region Endpoint Protocol
US East (Ohio) us-east-2 rds.us-east-2.amazonaws.com HTTPS
US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1 rds.us-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
US West (N. California) us-west-1 rds.us-west-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
US West (Oregon) us-west-2 rds.us-west-2.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) ap-east-1 rds.ap-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) ap-south-1 rds.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) ap-northeast-3 rds.ap-northeast-3.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Seoul) ap-northeast-2 rds.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1 rds.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Sydney) ap-southeast-2 rds.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 rds.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Canada (Central) ca-central-1 rds.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
China (Beijing) cn-north-1 rds.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn HTTPS
China (Ningxia) cn-northwest-1 rds.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn HTTPS
EU (Frankfurt) eu-central-1 rds.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
EU (Ireland) eu-west-1 rds.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
EU (London) eu-west-2 rds.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com HTTPS
EU (Paris) eu-west-3 rds.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com HTTPS
EU (Stockholm) eu-north-1 rds.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
Middle East (Bahrain) me-south-1 rds.me-south-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
South America (Sao Paulo) sa-east-1 rds.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
AWS GovCloud (US-East) us-gov-east-1 rds.us-gov-east-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS
AWS GovCloud (US-West) us-gov-west-1 rds.us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com HTTPS

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