{ Amazon S3. }


By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Create an account with Amazon Web Services
  • Deploy and host static websites to Amazon S3

Creating an AWS Account

GitHub pages and BitBalloon are by far the simplest ways to deploy a static site. If you'd like to play with something a bit more advanced, you can also set up Simple Storage Service (S3) on Amazon. This is an optional chapter; feel free to skip it for now if you're happy using GitHub Pages or BitBalloon.

If you've gone through our Terminal and UNIX course, you should already have an account set up with AWS (Amazon Web Services). Either way, you can log in or sign up here.

Amazon's documentation is the best way to get you set up, so we'll just point you in the right direction. Once you have created an account and are logged in, let's create a bucket on S3 here. Follow the steps and do not worry about setting up logging.

Now continue with the step 3 here and follow the instructions until the end.

If you would like to use a custom domain, you can follow instructions here to do that.

When you're ready, move on to Personal Website Exercise


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