GreatResponder.com on May 15, 2012 : Web hosting Amazon CloudFront is a service for content delivery. It merge with other Amazon Web hosting Services to give developers and businesses owners a simple path distribute content to users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no commitments. As web hosting services Amazon extended its CloudFront web hosting service to include dynamic content that can be personalized for every visitor. Web sites already using CloudFront to host or cache static page elements within AWS’s EC2 compute cloud, Amazon mentioned on Monday. Pricing is the same as for static data, starting at US$0.12/GB (or $0.02/GB after the first 5PB) and $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP requests.
One of the first companies to make use of the new feature is CloudBerry Lab, which develops tools to manage files stored in CloudFront and in AWS’s S3 storage service. On Monday, it posted a tutorial on using its CloudBerry S3 Explorer to configure CloudFront dynamic content on its blog. CloudFront serves content from 30 locations worldwide, compared to the more than 1700 locations in Akamai’s CDN (content delivery network).
The benefit of using Amazon CloudFront:
Store the original versions of your files on one or more origin servers. An origin server is the location of the definitive version of an object. Origin servers could be other Amazon Web Services – an Amazon S3 bucket, an Amazon EC2 instance, or an Elastic Load Balancer – or your own origin server. Create a distribution to register your origin servers with Amazon CloudFront through a simple API call or the AWS Management Console. When configuring more than one origin server, use URL pattern matches to specify which origin has what content. You can assign one of the origins as the default origin. Use your distribution’s domain name in your web pages, media player, or application. When end users request an object using this domain name, they are automatically routed to the nearest edge location for high performance delivery of your content. Pay only for the data transfer and requests that you actually use.
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