- Published on Monday, 08 August 2011 23:33
- Written by David L Norris
Amazon has this nifty caching service called CloudFront. As the name implies, if puts the cloud in front of your web services. Sounds awesome, no? Well it is.
One way of using CloudFront is to position it in front of an Apache HTTPD server hosted at your data center of choice. Amazon calls this "download" mode. This is the method we will discuss. This is useful for accelerating static content on an existing website.
The other method pairs CloudFront with an Amazon S3 instance. Amazon calls this "streaming". This is useful for streaming never-changing data such as videos and other content securely.