Serve your files using the CloudFront CDN
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Create a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Distribution using Amazon CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service. You can speed up the delivery of static files using the HTTP or the HTTPS protocols. You can stream audio or video contents in real time using the RTMP protocol. Each CloudFront distribution has a unique cloudfront.net domain name that can be used to reference objects through the global network of edge locations.
AWS CloudFront uses a global network of edge locations for content delivery. There are 20 locations in USA, 16 locations in Europe, 13 in Asia, 2 in Australia and 2 in South America. You can also monitor and receive notifications on the operational performance of CloudFront distributions using CloudWatch, and track trends in data transfer and requests checking the usage charts.
CloudFront is a powerful service and, during this lab, you will learn to create a fully functional CloudFront distribution using an S3 bucket as origin.
Note: Cloudfront may take up to 25 minutes to deploy your distribution. You will need to wait until it is deployed to complete the laboratory.
Have a look at what you will learn
Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Your first step to start the Lab experience
Create an S3 bucket
Create a new S3 bucket
Create a CloudFront Distribution
Start distributing your files using the Cloudfront CDN
Upload a demo image gallery to the S3 Bucket
Upload a directory with several files to a S3 bucket.
Make S3 files accessible to everyone
How to make public S3 objects
Test the CloudFront distribution
Check the benefits of CloudFront by browsing the demo gallery.
Disable a CloudFront distribution
How to put offline a CloudFront distribution.
Delete a CloudFront distribution
How to destroy a CloudFront distribution
Destroy an S3 bucket
Delete an S3 bucket along with the content in it