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Aadit Unni
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Hosting a static website with S3 & CloudFront

[28/100] #100DaysOfCloud Today, I hosted a static website with S3 & CloudFront.

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service built for high performance, security, and developer convenience.

Use cases :

  • Deliver fast, secure websites

    • Reach viewers across the globe in milliseconds with built-in data compression, edge compute capabilities, and field-level encryption.
  • Accelerate dynamic content delivery and APIs

    • Optimize dynamic web content delivery with the purpose-built and feature-rich AWS global network infrastructure supporting edge termination and WebSockets.
  • Stream live and on-demand video

    • Start streams quickly, play them with consistency, and deliver high-quality video to any device with AWS Media Service and AWS Elemental integration.
  • Distribute patches and updates

    • Scale automatically to deliver software, game patches, and IoT over-the-air (OTA) updates at scale with high transfer rates.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service offering industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.

Use cases :

  • Build a data lake

    • Run big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC) applications to unlock data insights.
  • Back up and restore critical data

    • Meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), and compliance requirements with S3’s robust replication features.
  • Archive data at the lowest cost

    • Move data archives to the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes to lower costs, eliminate operational complexities, and gain new insights.
  • Run cloud-native applications

    • Build fast, powerful mobile and web-based cloud-native apps that scale automatically in a highly available configuration.

You can try host a static website with S3 & CloudFront by yourself by following the steps from the link below:

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