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In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website on Amazon S3 and how CloudBerry Explorer can help.   Overview If you want to learn how to get your Amazon S3 account you can read our previous post here One of the typical ways to improve scalability of high traffic website is to serve it contents from several web servers. For example you may want to store your html files and dynamic script files at http://www.mysite.com/ while multimedia content such as images, video and audio files at http://media.mysite.com/ This way all request for html pages will go to first sever and requests for media content will go to the second one allowing each server to perform better under high load. Let’s see how you can employ Amazon S3 as your second server. Amazon S3 offers you unlimited scalability and pay as you go model. You pay only for what ac... (more)

Managing CloudFront Private Content with CloudBerry S3 Explorer

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 1.7 and later. CloudBerry S3 Explorer is by far the most popular Amazon S3 and CloudFront manager on Windows platform. At the same time Amazon rapidly enhance their services to meet growing customer expectations. To maintain our leadership position we are trying to say on top of Amazon developments and support all recent enhancements in CloudBerry Explorer. Today CloudFront team introduced a new exciting capability that will help to protect your content on the distributions. You might want to use CloudFront to deliver a digital ass... (more)

How To Lower Your Amazon S3 Bills with GZIP and CloudBerry Explorer PRO

Most of popular web server support serving contents using gzip, at the same time most popular web browsers recognize GZIP header and decompress the files on the fly. Even though Amazon S3 has most of the feature of a full-fledged web server, it lacks supporting GZIP in a transparent way. In other way you have to manually compress the files using GZIP and setup the Content-encoding header to gzip. Why should I care about GZIP? Well, first of all GZIP helps you to serve your web content faster. HTML pages being a simple text files can compress up to 20% of the original size and t... (more)

Amazon S3 Security - How To Protect Your Files

Amazon S3 Security - How To Protect Your Files by Wilson Mattos Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) is a popular service for storing and delivering digital content on the Internet. S3 is extremely reliable, scalable and with the right tools in place, very easy to use. Amazon has eliminated all barriers to entry -- no lengthy service contract, virtually unlimited storage & bandwidth, and an affordable cost structure. Getting started with Amazon S3 could not be easier. All you need is an Amazon.com account. Exposed Assets – The Problem with Using S3 The Wrong Way When used properl... (more)

Content Expiration with CloudBerry Explorer

CloudBerry Explorer freeware is a powerful Windows program that helps to manage all aspects of Amazon S3 storage. Many people use Amazon S3 to host their media content or entire websites to offload static content from their web servers, increase scalability or deal with so called TechCrunch effect, when after publishing a review on a popular website such as TechCrunch the number of visitors suddenly jumps tenfold. One of the things that have been successfully employed by professional webmasters to improve scalability and lower the web server load is content caching. Content cachi... (more)