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Watch for falling rocks from the CloudFront and S3

General, Hosting, Portfolio, Random, Tips / September 16th, 2009 / Comments Off

So I have decided to try Amazon’s CloudFront and S3 services for storage of Absolute Bica files. The purpose is more for browser pipelining and faster loading times versus storage alone. Dreamhost provided unlimited bandwidth and storage, so that isn’t an issue…but I know I could benefit from my files being distributed elsewhere across a CDN.

Without some technical work-a rounds, I will most likely lose any of the PHP compression techniques I have utilized on this site for the last 7 months, however having Gzip enabled will help.

In the meantime, if some areas of the site falter in the coming day…don’t blame me…blame the Cloud. Ok, so blame me as its probably a technical error on my part…but Amazon is global…they can take part of the blame too :)

You can’t beat the pricing’s fantastic.

United States

* $0.150 per GB – first 50 TB / month of storage used
* $0.140 per GB – next 50 TB / month of storage used
* $0.130 per GB – next 400 TB /month of storage used
* $0.120 per GB – storage used / month over 500 TB

Data Transfer

* $0.100 per GB – all data transfer in

* $0.170 per GB – first 10 TB / month data transfer out
* $0.130 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out
* $0.110 per GB – next 100 TB / month data transfer out
* $0.100 per GB – data transfer out / month over 150 TB


* $0.01 per 1,000 PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests
* $0.01 per 10,000 GET and all other requests*

* No charge for delete requests

Thanks for Paul Stamatiou for his awesome guide. Though I didn’t need the guide to get up and running, I realized you have permissions for each bucket and the respective files that I had set to deny :)

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