How Do Amazon Cloudfront And DreamHost Work Togethor?


#1

Hello everybody,

I was hoping to gain your assitance to help me understand how DreamHost and Amazon CloudFront work togethor (as mentioned in the goodies section). I have two questions:

  1. Can using this goodie enable me to have every single file from my website served from Amazon S3, including the index.html page? I want visitors to still see www.mysite.com in address bar.

  2. Does Amazon S3 make use of the expires headers? I don’t want users requesting the same image 100 times and then be charged for it 100 times for delivery.

Any additional information you feel I would benefit from is greatly appreciated, as I am fairly confused on how amazon S3 and Dreamhost work togethor, since I have not really used my AWS account much.

Thanks much,

Oink


#2

Could anybody tell me anything, even just a little bit of what the advantage is for signing up for this goodie rather than just keeping S3 and Dreamhost accounts seperate?


#3

We’ve got some tools to automatically upload files from a directory on your site to Cloudfront. All the billing and whatnot is still through Amazon — all we do is add a few DreamHost-specific tools.


#4

Ahh ok, that answers a lot. Thank you very much.


#5

Can you tell me how much costs for a small shop Amazon cloud ?

Thanks.