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Application Development

Amazon Web Service’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a great way to host static content in the cloud. Common uses are for storing media (photo, video), data backups, and even complete static websites.

Hosting a static site on S3

Set the bucket as a website

  1. Go to Your Bucket => Properties => Static website hosting
  2. Enable the “Use this bucket to host a website” setting
  3. Set your Index document path if you want the root bucket URL to resolve to your homepage (probably index.html)
  4. Click “Save”

Making your bucket public

Add the following setting at Your Bucket => Permissions => Bucket Policy

    "Version": "2008-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "AllowPublicRead",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": {
                "AWS": "*"
            "Action": "s3:GetObject",
            "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::coa-developer-guides/*"

Setting your homepage