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Cloud Distribution with AWS

When do you need to use some form of Cloud Distribution?

If you consider this concept a form of caching, then you need it when your website passes a certain threshold in terms of users and the volume of data that is being sent out. The actual numeric figure depends entirely on your setup – you may have large files and sending them out of your server may fill up the available bandwidth. Or you may have a lot of users and may want to ease the load on the server by pushing some of this load to somewhere else.

Nevertheless, the purpose of this article is to show you how this is being done by using the AWS CloudFront.

AWS CloudFront

First, you need to go to the “CloudFront” option in the AWS Console and attempt to create a Web distribution. On the creation page you should first fill in your domain name as the distribution origin (the primary source of the content):

Create Cloud Distribution

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