For those who haven’t heard of it before, Amazon Cloudfront CDN is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers around the world with low latency and high transfer speeds – all while providing security and compliance.
What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?
A CDN is a system of distributed servers that deliver pages and other web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the web page and the content delivery server.
How Does Cloudfront Work?
Cloudfront works by caching your content at Edge Locations closest to your viewers. When a viewer requests content that you’re delivering via Cloudfront, they are routed to the Edge Location that can deliver the content with the lowest latency. Now software solutions allow users to upload and download files via Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN.
What are Edge Locations?
Edge Locations are Amazon’s data centre locations, where content is cached. There are currently 205 Edge Locations in 58 countries around the world.
How to Upload Files to Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN
Uploading files to Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN is simple. First, you need to create an Amazon S3 bucket. Once you have created your bucket, you can then upload your files to the bucket using the AWS Management Console or the AWS Command Line Interface.
Once your files have been uploaded, you can then create a distribution in the CloudFront console. Select the files that you want to distribute and specify the origins for your distribution. You can then choose either an ElkEdge private or public certificate for your domain. After your distribution has been created, you will need to create a CNAME record in your DNS server so that your domain name points to the CloudFront distribution.
How to Download Files from Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN
Downloading files from Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN is just as simple as uploading them. You can use the same AWS Management Console or AWS Command Line Interface that you used to upload your files. The only difference is that instead of selecting the “upload” option, you will select the “download” option.
You can also access individual files from your distribution by specifying the file path in the URL. For example, if you wanted to access a file named “test.html” from your distribution, you would specify the following URL:
Try Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN for yourself today
In conclusion, Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN is a cost-effective way to distribute content and improve website performance by uploading and downloading files via Amazon’s S3 storage service. If you are looking for an easy way to improve website speed and performance, look no further than Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN!