AT&T leads me to believe I will get the the U-verse service, only to find out I am don’t have it in my area, and then I waste a bunch of time waiting until things are fixed..only to receive $10/month off my service. Disappointed!
Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy
The time has come to move forward from my role at ChaCha and into a new company as I continue building my professional career.
CloudFront was really bothering me this weekend and I have made a professional decision lately that is good for myself and my family.
So per my other posts, I have jumped on the Amazon CloudFront bandwagon. In my quest for YSlow grading greatness, I am finding my score of “F” is bothering me, even if I know I am on a CDN.
It has only been a handful of days since I took the giant leap for mankind into the world of CloudFront and S3 by Amazon.com. I have yet to implement into my site as their are some technical workarounds I have to get in place…but I am excited at the idea of moving to a true CDN. After setting up the account, the very first thing I did was started doing a google search on tools used to upload files. I wish Amazon has some of the tools right then and there after making your account.
So one of the first products I came across was one called CloudBerry S3 Explorer. I then saw there was a PRO version that was FREE and in Beta (download here) so I decided to give that a shot. It was installed in a couple minutes and up and running.
The most experience I have with CDN’s or Content Delivery Networks resides mostly with Akamai. However as I make a move toward CloudFront, the single striking issue hitting me in the face has to be how one handles overwriting files.
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.
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