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Amazon Simple Storage Service - an online storage web service offered by Amazon Web Service.

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Amazon S3 currency charges

I am looking into using Amazon S3 and I live in the UK and have a UK credit card. It seems that Amazon bills in $s, my bank will change me for the exchange from £ to $ and this means it will likely ...
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Prevent image hotlinking from Amazon S3 and while allowing social networks

I'm using Amazon S3 to host some assets (mostly images) on a small project. I'm trying to find a way to prevent leeching (which can be very serious should someone tried to use a network of bots to ...
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Where and how should I host images for fast access and with least headache

I'm deploying my website on Heroku. I need to store around 5000 profile picture and each will be accessed around 100 times per week. All my traffic is coming from Europe, so I'd prefer them to be ...
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Communication between Amazon EC2 & S3 [closed]

So here is the use case: Our company has customer data files stored in S3. Their website is hosted with a third party hosting company (Lets call it Hosting X). They are planning to provide a new ...
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How should I upload videos to Amazon S3?

I have a project which is basically a website like YouTube. I am hosting my videos with Amazon S3. I am confused as to whether I should upload videos (200mb+) by a PHP script or by browser-based ...
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Amazon S3, Require Credit Card?

I am registering to Amazon S3, but it says that a credit card is required upon registration. My purpose is to create a dummy account where I can test the amazon S3 for development. Is there anyway to ...
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AngularJS SEO for static webpages (S3 CDN)

I've been looking into ways to improve SEO for angularJS apps that are hosted on a CDN like Amazon S3 (i.e. simple storage with no backend). Most of the solutions out there, PhantomJS, prerender.io, ...
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Why shouldn't I use Amazon S3 for hosting a static webpage

I remember reading somewhere that there was a serious pitfall to using Amazon S3 for hosting a static website. I forgot what it was though. To me, S3 seems like a perfect option. Super fast, super ...
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Google apps for buisness redirect to Amazon S3

I want to make a domain on Google Apps For Business with a single page on Amazon S3 on the same domain Is there a way to do this?
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Using Amazon S3 has increased the page load time? Why?

I am optimising the page load time for my site. After a bunch of changes, the load time had decreased. As suggested by a lot of people, I decided to use Amazon's S3 to store and serve my static ...
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Students publishing their websites to Amazon S3

I want students to publish their static websites to Amazon S3. But I can't have them all create AWS accounts because it requires their credit cards even for the free usage tier. I don't mind letting ...
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Wordpress, Joomla, on amazon S3 only? or do I need EC2 instance

for services like wordpress and joomla, I remember kind of just dropping project files on an FTP when I was doing static websites. Now Amazon S3 buckets reminds me of that, and it can be used for ...
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Track url from Amazon S3 using Google Analytics

I couldn't find any decent pay per view video solutions for low budget clients. So I'm considering using a membership extension with Joomla and hosting the video with amazon S3. The only issue is ...
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How to keep a local copy of all images and still serve images from Amazon S3?

I'm using amazon s3 to host assets for my site (mainly images). At the moment when a user uploads an image via a form, the php script uploads the image directly to my bucket on s3. I would like to ...
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How does a CDN work on the tech side?

I never used a CDN before so this is a noob question, but how does it work on the tech side. For example right now when a user uploads an image on my site it is uploaded to the "/uploads" folder at ...
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Can I set a variable “Expires” in Amazon S3?

I have a ton of files in Amazon S3 (served via Cloudfront) for which I have added an Expires header of Mon, Jan 1 2024 11:11:11 GMT However, I have recently learned that setting an Expires header ...
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How should I reference precompressed versions of static files hosted with Amazon's S3?

I have a website that serves static assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) directly from Amazon's S3. As far as I know S3 does not support gzip even when browsers accept it. What problems might arise if ...
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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Does changing CNAME for amazon cloudfront slows the download in anyway?

I'm planning to use Amazon S3 with Cloudfront as CDN network. But I'm guessing that changing the url from 345345df4.cloudfront.com to sub.domain.com will slow the process of download Is this ...
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mapping naked domain (www.domain.com) to static website which is saved in s3

I am developing an web application, I recently purchased the domain from godaddy.com and the domain is use google apps, for email, calendar docs and other services as well. Now I just need to show ...
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Amazon S3 or Dedicated Storage Server for small business site Image Hosting

We have a small business website that needs to host lot of images and we are trying to decide if we need s3 to host all our images or should we just use a NAS for storing and hosting our images ...
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What media should I store on server and what media should I store on 3rd party hosts?

Right now, amazon s3 holds all my images, but I must wonder, is that necessary or for the best? It seems to me like for images, such as a favicon, I should just host it on my own server since s3 ...
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why host video on Amazon S3 instead of hostgator [closed]

i have some videos- flash that i want to host on my blog. should i use Amazon S3 or can i host it using my hostgator account. any ideas
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My site is getting popular, bandwidth expensive

I'm running a (small) image hosting site which has been getting a little bit of traction lately (2,000 to 5,000 visitors a day, spikes up to 10,000). It's hosted on Linode and I've already run out of ...
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Mod_rewrite on Amazon S3

Is it possible to use mod_rewrite on Amazon S3? www.example.com/about.html -> mybucket.s3.amazon.com/index.html www.example.com/welcome.html -> mybucket.s3.amazon.com/index.html ...
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Amazon Web Services Free Trial: query about get and put requests

Amazon recently introduced a free tier for its cloud offering. I signed up for AWS and while signing up for the free tier of S3, i found this As part of AWS Free Usage Tier, you can get started ...
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What's the difference between Amazon's EC2 and S3 services?

I heard Amazon is going to offer a free trail of their hosting services soon with their EC2 tier. I'm a new web developer and I'm still learning a lot about hosting and server configuration so I'm ...
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Problem downloading .exe file from Amazon S3 with a signed URL in IE

I have a large collection of Windows exe files which are being stored/distributed using Amazon S3. We use signed URLs to control access to the files and this works great except in one case when trying ...
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How can I parse Amazon S3 log files?

What are the best options for parsing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage) log files? I've turned on logging and now I have log files that look like this: ...