Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) offered by Amazon Web Services.

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How can I use https with AWS Cloudfront without paying $600 to upload my cert?

I can host a dynamic website through Amazon CloudFront because they have CNAME Wildcard Support. However, some pages of my Site use HTTPS. Amazon have some documentation about how to associate your ...
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Using EC2 as a Cloudfront Origin Server

Amazon has recently added the ability to use any server as an origin server for Cloudfront, removing the original S3 only restriction. My question is- how do I set this up? The AWS web-gui seems to ...
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Should AWS CloudFront *increase* load time for infrequently accessed files?

I am new to CDNs and experimenting with CloudFront. I have set everything up and all appears to be working fine. I can create a static image on a page and access it though my CloudFront distribution. ...
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Forcing CloudFront to pass-through the latest HTML file from S3

Background I'm hosting a static site on S3, with CloudFront over the top. The issue I have is with my HTML files. According to CloudFront's FAQ: Amazon CloudFront uses these cache control ...
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Webstats for large Amazon S3/Cloudfront logs?

I'm trying to find a way to parse our Amazon S3 access logs to get some webstats. I've been trying to use AWStats 7, but I got to the point of where after day 9 of a given month it can't process any ...
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Is Amazon s3 required if am using Cloudfront for files

I am planning to host a website in Amazon Ec2 instant. I got some basics from the docs. But I have few confusions. If am using cloudfront for CDN, do i really need to server files from s3? The site ...
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Amazon Cloudfront with S3. Access Denied

We're trying to distribute out S3 buckets via Cloudfront but for some reason the only response is an AccessDenied XML document like the following: <Error> ...
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Does Amazon CloudFront charge for storage? [closed]

I've been reviewing the features and prices of Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront as well as similar services offered by other providers. One thing I can't understand is why Amazon CloudFront pricing ...
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Why S3 website redirect location is not followed by CloudFront?

I have a website hosted on Amazon S3. It is the new version of an old website hosted on WordPress. I have set up some files with the metadata Website Redirect Locationto handle old location and ...
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Redirect some URL requests to CloudFront and the rest direct to the normal server?

Say I have two types of URL requests that must be handled by my REST API: http://query.restapi.com/image.png?apikey=abc123 ...
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S3 CORS through CloudFront not working in Firefox

I am using S3 CORS for serving fonts. If S3 domain name is used for serving fonts, it works in Firefox, but when CloudFront is used, it doesn't. Works with Google Chrome. My CORS configuration on S3 ...
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Is it possible to get a breakdown of the bandwidth usage by file in AWS CloudFront?

My sites traffic is finally starting to peak, and I am a heavy user of AWS CloudFront. I'd like to optimize our bandwidth, but I don't see anyway of getting a detailed breakdown of which files are ...
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I get a 403 when requesting a JS file from CloudFront

This is new to me so please excuse me if I have no idea what I'm talking about (: I'm trying to set up my own CDN with CloudFront and S3 through a subdomain by adding a CNAME to that subdomain to ...
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CloudFront with Custom Origin and ELB

We are using CloudFront for our static assets but also wanted to allow for Gzip. We set up a new distribution with a custom origin pointing back to our application servers which are behind a elastic ...
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How to restrict access just to cloudfront from a custom origin server?

if i understood well, in order to create a custom origin distribution, I need to make public those files on my custom origin server. In my case, that will be put those files into a public dir of an ...
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Setting up CloudFront CDN on a cookieless root domain

I have recently set up an AWS S3 bucket for my site's static content, along w/ a CloudFront distribution for my CDN. I have this working using a sub-domain. However, after running YSlow, I realized ...
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How can I limit CloudFront downloads

I'm looking to use Amazon's CloudFront to host some content in the near future. Currently, I'm keeping it very simple and I'm just uploading my content to S3 and then making a distribution available ...
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Amazon S3 + Cloudfront VS Rackspace CloudFiles

I know this question came up lot of time on the internet , But I couldn't find any latest updates on this . So I gathered the information what I found and putting here and have few questions on it . ...
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CloudFront - Users requests static files non-stop to make your bill high?

I had this weird wondering once. If I am using CloudFront as my CDN, I pay per requests made on my static files. So here comes the wondering. Can one keep requesting the same file in a non-stop ...
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Set TTL for CloudFront files to 1 year

I know we can set the expires header to Amazon S3, but how do I set it for a cloudfront file ? I've read that we can set the TTL from 24hrs to 1hr, but I want to set it for 1 year.
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Amazon CloudFrount on EC2

I know that i can mount s3 buckets with s3fs on EC2 instance. So i have next question can i somehow mount Amazon Cloud Front (my S3 buckets files) in EC2 instance?
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How to set cache control headers

How do I go about setting the cache control headers for specific files on my web server? I'm running a LAMP environment. I don't want to set the cache control sitewide, just for a few files. I am ...
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Best way to implement Amazon CloudFront for established website

Some of you may have a solution for this, and I need to hear it. Basically, you have a website, a lot of categories ( games, blog etc ). The idea would be to use Amazon CDN for images, flv's, ...
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Max number of viewers for different types of Flash Media Server instances

I'm looking on Adobe Flash Media Server webiste, under Instance Types For each type of instance, it lists the "Simultaneous connections". If the instance I want lists "1000 RTMFP", does that mean ...
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S3 to cloudfront edge location vs cloudfront to end user transfer ratio

We host videos in amazon S3 and use cloudfront to deliver them. Here is last months numbers: 4,2 TB total traffic from cloudfront to end user. 4 TB of this is in europe, the rest mainly in the US. ...
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Can you have public and private files on the same Cloudfront distribution?

We have files serving through the Cloudfront CDN and we need to have some files to be public and some others to be private. One option would be to have two different buckets and distributions but it ...
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Cherokee force gzip compression for HTTP/1.0

I am using CloudFront with a Cherokee origin server for static files. Cherokee serves gzipped content for direct browser requests without any problem. But when CloudFront requests content, Cherokee ...
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Using Amazon s3 and Cloudfront what is the best way to set expires headers and cache expiration

We have a huge bucket of photos on s3. We add and remove from this daily but it currently has millions of photos that we don't want to rewrite or update if possible. We have not set any expires ...
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Can you setup a whitelist for allowed files in Amazon CloudFront

I'm using CloudFront as a CDN, and my website as an origin for pulls. Basically, I have cdn.mydomain.com pointing over to Cloudfront, and Cloudfront pulls any requests from www.mydomain.com. ...
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Do I need a ssl certificate if just pointing my domain to Cloudfront?

I have a website running on a domain (e.g site.com). I have an additional domain(e.g sitecdn.com) which basically points to Amazon Cloudfront for delivery. Amazon Cloudfront in turn basically fetches ...
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Is Cloudfront inherently faster than S3 (without considering distance)?

Just a simple question but I can't find a definitive answer online. Of course cloudfront is good for serving content globally, but is the infrastructure there inherently different from s3, so tha even ...
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How to show a “linked from site X” placeholder instead of actual photo?

I’m hosting a bunch of photos on Amazon S3 and also running Amazon CloudFront for them. Also, I’m running a custom domain name. Now, in case someone tries to embed the image to another website, I’d ...
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Do I really need Amazon CloudFront and Co.?

I would like to ask you your advice. We are ruuning a dynamics website and have 5000 unique visitor everyday. Currently we run the site on Single VPS server with 512 MB RAM , 20 GB HDD, 500 GB ...
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How frequently do Amazon CloudFront objects expire?

The answer I can find in the FAQ is as follows An object stays in an edge location until it expires. After the object expires, CloudFront must go back to the origin server the next time that ...
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Static IP for cloudfront

Is there any way to bind static IP to my cloudfront distribution? I'm wondering if VPC can make that work. I need static IP just to eliminate the problem of allowing in my firewall everytime AWS ...
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Creating url from the cloudfront aws

I have my js files which I have uploaded into the Amazon S3 and linked it with the Cloudfront. I got a url something like this : dxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net But opening that url in my browser ( I'm ...
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Using .htaccess to serve files from Amazon S3 CloudFront

My ideal setup would be to take a current clients site, upload a .htaccess with a regex inside, that would match the URI, and if it finds a certain file extension, it would use the same path, but with ...
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Whole-site delivery on CloudFront

After much searching, I can't seem to find the question to whether it's viable to cache my entire website in Cloudfront. (Static assets as well as the HTML returned on a dynamic request). The Setup ...
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Preload/Prime Amazon Cloud Front CDN before move.

I am changing CDNs and I would like to preload some content to AWS Cloud Front so that my origin server is not hammered during that transition. Any tips?
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Can you have private URLs in Amazon's CloudFront?

In Amazon's S3 storage system you can have sort of private URLs using a special query string and expiring the link after a while. Is such a private system possible using Amazon's CloudFront, which is ...
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AWS cloudfront - why my assets appear twice in page speed tests?

Here is an example: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/cp0wwy/http://www.shearcomfort.com/Car-Seat-Covers_CDN.asp Pick any image, say 2014_subaru_outback_mini.jpg then you can see it appears twice: once ...
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Webfont won't load through CloudFront even with Access-Control-Allow-Origin set in the server

I want to use cloudfront as a CDN to speed up a site. I've got all the JS & CSS working fine but I'm stuck on some webfonts which won't load from the CDN. I've setup Apache VHOSTS file with the ...
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Setting up Server 1 to parse and pass requests for static files to Server 2 and computationally intensive requests to Server 3

Problem: Our REST API is for requests for static images and requests for other computationally intensive tasks, such as rendering new images. We noticed that our Apache-Django server gets bogged ...
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AWS Elastic load balancer doesn't decrease instances from Alarm Trigger

I have a load balancer that I created an auto-scaling-group and launch-config for. I created the auto-scaling-group with a min-size of 1 and max size of 20. I have a scaledown policy: ...
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How do I make single page expiration 1 hour CloudFront

I am using CloudFront to distribute content from one of my domains. There is no S3 tie-in here. By default, content expires after 24 hours, which is fine for most of the data on the website, ...
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Does anyone have a config to process AWS CloudFront/S3 logs with AWStats (or similar sw)?

I don't want to give an external company like s3stat access to my logs. I know that AWS logs S3 and Cloud Front in a format readable by AWStats. Has anyone used AWSats to analyze them? S3stat used ...
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CORS Fails on CloudFront Distribution with Nginx Origin

I have a CloudFront distribution set up with an Nginx server as the origin (a Media Temple DV server, to be specific). I enabled the Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * header so fonts will work in ...
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Amazon CloudFront Synchronization

I want to leverage Amazon CloudFront to "cache" my webserver such that my website stays up even if my webserver goes down. I understand CloudFront has many edge servers that facilitate the ...
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AWS Cloudfront multiple origins - how can we fallback to 2nd origin if not found in the 1st

We're trying to set up a Cloudfront distribution where the default origin is S3, but if the content is not found on S3, we want it to fetch it from an EC2 instance. Can we setup these multiple ...
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Randomly broken files from CloudFront

I host my software installers on S3 and distribute them through CloudFront. Had couple complaints of broken files from customers. Problems appeared the same night. My files are DMG disc images. ...