New Training: Hosting a Static Failover Website using Amazon S3 and Route53
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle covers Amazon S3 support for static website hosting. Gain an understanding of how to configure the bucket and object permissions, as well as a domain name and optional CloudFront CDN support. Learn how to use a S3 static website as a failover from a production website using Route53 healthcheck. Watch this new AWS training.
Watch the full course: Working with Amazon S3
This training includes:
1 hour of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Primary and Secondary Site Failover
Plan for Static Website failover
Prepare EC2-hosted Primary Site
Create Bucket and Upload Site Media
S3 Public Website Permissions
Configure HTTP Health Checks
Configure Route53 Traffic Flow Policy
Test the Failover Policy
AWS S3 is a Powerful Web Server Choice
AWS S3 is a great resource to store large amounts of data for a relatively cheap cost, but S3 can also serve other purposes. One of the many tricks up its sleeve is being able to host static websites as well.
Using AWS S3 to host websites is a great way to build a highly available, easy to maintain web presence. It won't have all of the features that using something like Apache or Nginx will, but it is much easier to configure and manage by allowing AWS to handle the actual web-server components for you..
S3 can also be combined with other AWS resources like CloudFront, Lambda, and API Gateway. In this way, a website can be built using serverless options. CloudFront is an easy-to-configure CDN that provides low-latency access for broadly-accessed sites.. Lambda and API Gateway are great resources for creating APIs that don't depend on a server. Using both options creates an infrastructure that is far more resilient than the traditional web server choices.