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AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide by Yohan Wadia

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Content delivery using Amazon CloudFront

Moving on, Route53 is yet another awesome service provided by AWS that is specially designed for distributing and delivering content across the globe and it is called Amazon CloudFront. For some reason, CloudFront is not one of the most commonly used services in the AWS service family; nevertheless, it is still a good alternative to S3 when it comes to distributing content geographically. How does it all work? Well, it's quite simple actually! To begin with, the first thing that you need to do is configure an Origin Server. An Origin Server is nothing more than a place from where CloudFront retrieves the files or content for distribution. Origin Servers can be anything from an S3 bucket to even an EC2 instance ...

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