How to Reserve a Static IP Address on Google Cloud

August 29, 2017Leron AminComments Open

One of the first steps after deploying a website project on Google Cloud Platform is to reserve a static IP address. The majority of technical problems experienced by Google Cloud Platform users occur because the user failed to reserve a static IP address for their website.

In this tutorial you will learn how to easily reserve a static IP address for your website on Google Cloud Platform.

Before starting this tutorial, you should have already deployed a website on Google Cloud Platform Compute Engine.

There are 2 methods in this tutorial:

1. Reserve an Existing IP Address

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From your Google Cloud Platform dashboard, navigate to Networking > External IP addresses.
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If you already have a website configured, click the down arrow under the Type column and select Static for the External IP address that is connected to your instance (recommended method).

2. Reserve a New IP Address

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From your Google Cloud Platform dashboard, navigate to Networking > External IP addresses.
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If you would like to reserve a new static IP address for your instance, instead of using the existing one, click the RESERVE STATIC ADDRESS button. If you choose this option, make sure the IP address matches the IP address in your website’s DNS records.
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Configure your settings based on the image above, making sure to attach the static IP address to the correct instance, then click the Reserve button.

Troubleshoot

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Depending on your Google Cloud configuration, your External IP Addresses may be located either under VPC Network > External IP addresses or Networking > External IP Addresses.

That’s it!

By reserving a Static IP Address, you will prevent your site from breaking after server outages or restarts.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them below!

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