We are installing a Java web application in a EC2 running Tomcat. The application uses a folder for users pictures (static content)-> www.example.com/PICTURES
We use mod_jk to exclude Tomcat from serving the path /PICTURES so it is Apache who serve it.
We are planning to move /PICTURES to S3 and serve them from our bucket.
In our code we use short urls,so for example, a user picture is defined as: /PICTURES/1.jpg
We want to redirect every call from www.example.com/PICTURES/* to our bucket -> example.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/PICTURES
We have been searching for the best strategy but it seems the are not an unified solution.
As far I know we should use:
a) mod_rewrite: creating regex for every static content we would like to redirect to ur bucket
b) proxy: work as a proxy to S3
Is there any other solution? What are the pros and cons?