Configuring a Static Website With S3 And CloudFront
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During this lab, you will host your static website using the Amazon Simple Storage Service ( S3) so that it is secure, fast, protected against data loss, and can scale to support enterprise-level traffic. To do that, you'll store your website files on Amazon S3 and also use S3 to deliver your content to visitors to your website.
After setting up the static website on S3, this lab will show you how to use Amazon CloudFront to create a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN makes your website content available from data centers around the world, called edge locations. Using edge locations improves the speed of your website by reducing latency. Doing so is especially important if your website displays large media files such as high-resolution images, audio, or video.
Are you ready to get started?
This is a beginner level Lab, however, in order to follow the next steps you should be able to:
- Create S3 buckets
- Set permissions for buckets and objects using ACLs and bucket policies
- Create CloudFront distributions
We recommend these labs as pre-requisites:
- Create Your First Amazon S3 Bucket
- Using S3 Bucket Policies and Conditions to Restrict Specific Permissions
- Serve your files using the CloudFront CDN
By the end of this lab you should be able to:
- Configure static website hosting on Amazon S3
- Configure static websites to work with CloudFront distributions
Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console
Your first step to start the laboratory experience
Create a S3 Static Website
In this step, you will create a new S3 static website
Create a CloudFront Distribution For The Static Website
In this step, you will create a new CloudFront distribution to work with the S3 static website