You have been given a URL endpoint that is supported by some AWS service or services. How do you find out what the underlying service is?
- Determine the IP address. Ping the hostname. If you have a URL like this, https://acme.com/path/to/file.html, extract the domain name; you can deduce it is acme in the example. Open a command terminal and ping acme.
- Now that you have the IP address go to AWS console. Go to EC2 -> Instances and search for the IP address. If you cannot find it there, go to Reserved Instances, Spot Instances and finally Network Interfaces. Eventually you should find it.
- If you still have not found it, from a command prompt use "nslookup x.x.x.x" where x.x.x.x is the IP address. This may give you a clue of what to look for.