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Amazon S3: Hosting Your Entire Website on Amazon S3

By February 18, 2011

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Amazon announced today that they are offering services that allow you to host an entire website in the Amazon S3 environment. You have always been able to host and link to rich media such as images and video but now you can actually host a static web page and have it behave like a regular website. The setup takes place at the bucket level in the Amazon S3 environment.

To configure a bucket as a website, Amazon has added a tab to the properties pane in the AWS Management Console. Open the Website tab, check "Enabled" and add a default HTML document for that bucket (i.e. folder). You can also provide a custom error page. This is important because the old Amazon S3 would generate Amazon errors which is not great for webmasters. You also need to set an endpoint. For the US, this is something like "http://yoursite.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/". I will give this a try and let you know how it goes.

Just last month, Amazon announced Elastic Beanstalk which is designed to Automate Application Deployment in the Cloud. Go Amazon.

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March 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm
(1) S3 Browser Team says:

Website hosting is a great improvement from Amazon S3!

S3 Browser Freeware allows you to easily configure Website feature for your Amazon S3 Bucket.

August 12, 2011 at 1:08 am
(2) Kirti says:

Nice Article..
S3 Website is ultimate service started by Amazon S3 to host your static website on S3 Bucket. This is faster and economic option in comparative to there options.You can use our very own tool
Bucket Explorer to make your hosting much easier…..
It is also reliable. You can host your static website by just mentioning index and error page only. and your website will ready to use.For more details-
http://www.bucketexplorer.com/documentation/amazon-s3–how-to-host-website-from-amazon-s3.html

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