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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 caching is a directive to the client browser to store a certain file that rarely changes such as image on a local computer. Next time the user requests the same page, the cached content is taken from the local computer rather than requested from the web server. Not only it allows for better user ... (more)

CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3

CloudBerry Session at Cloud Expo CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Explorer v1.7, a freeware application that allows users to manage files in Amazon S3 buckets just as they would on their local computers. CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity. AWS Import/Export (http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/) accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS loads your data directly onto and off of storage de... (more)

How to configure S3 Bucket Root Document with CloudBerry Explorer

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer freeware 2.7 and later. As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3  to offer the most compelling Amazon S3 and CloudFront client on Windows platform. Amazon has released a set of S3 features that allow customers to host their entire website on Amazon S3. The newer version of CloudBerry Explorer freeware comes with a full support for those features. AWS customers commonly serve image and video content out of S3, but they typically do not host their html content out of S3.  The biggest issue wa... (more)

How to copy files to Amazon S3 in background with CloudBerry Explorer

Sometimes you have to copy a lot of files to your Amazon S3 account. For instance you want to move your static HTML files and images off your hosting provider to Amazon S3 to take advantage of reliable and secure storage, cost efficiency and CloudFront CDN or you simply want to backup your files to S3.  CloudBerry Explorer can help you to make it easily and quickly.   Note: this post assumes that you are familiar with CloudBerry Explorer. if you don’t we urge you to download it for free at http://s3explorer.cloudberrylab.com/ Introducing copy queue Chose you source and destinatio... (more)

How to host Media Files on Amazon S3 and CloudFront with CloudBerry Explorer (part 2)

This is a second part of our article on how to host content of your website on Amazon S3.  In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website using Amazon CloudFront service 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 .  I also highly recommend reading the first part of this article that explains why you may want to host your media content on Amazon S3 and how to do that with CloudBerry Explorer. In this article we will go beyond that and explain how you... (more)