Businesses are running their photo, video, and file cloud storage applications in AWS to lower costs, improve time-to-market and easily scale their storage. AWS's object storage service, Amazon S3, stores hundreds of billions of objects, and it is built to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Amazon S3 is designed to provide 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability over a given year for your cloud storage needs. Amazon S3 offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing, so businesses only pay for the storage they use. Plus, getting started with AWS is fast. You can sign-up and start storing your files in a matter of minutes.
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Scaled to store hundreds of millions of images, adding multiple TBs each month
Reduced content delivery costs by 50%
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Improved time-to-market and reduced management time
Reduced time-to-market by 40%
Many times we’re asking if we can accept a disk of images or a thumb drive for Amazon S3 images. The problem for us is, that is completely unsustainable at our price points due to the manual nature of this. However the good news is the fix is dead simple and best of all cheap. AWS’s S3 service costs about $0.03 / GB of storage per month.
So how big is 1GB? Xampp host website. Well on average you could store
- 18,874 Word Documents
- 3,146 PDFs
- 614 Photos
- 230 Songs
That means most of our customers can use this for 1 year for LESS than the cost of the postage to send us a USB drive or a Disk ($0.36 / year) !! Ohh yeah and did I mention that Amazon gives you 5GB free for your first year!?!
So now that you understand why and how cheap this is, let me show you how to set this up.
Step 1: Create an AWS Account
Head on over to https://aws.amazon.com and setup a new account. You should only need a credit card and a phone so that Amazon can call to verify you are real.
Step 2: Create an S3 Bucket
Once your account is setup and verified, we need to create a bucket. A bucket is similar to a folder on your computer and the only limitation of a bucket is that you must have a unique name across all of aws. Typically we suggest your business name – media. (ie: mybusinessname-media).
1. Once logged in and verified in AWS, click the Services dropdown in the top left and Select Amazon S3
2. Click Create Bucket, enter the name, and select Region: US Standard
Step 3: Upload your files into the bucket
Once created, click on the bucket name in the list on the left and then click Upload on the next screen
Step 4: Make the Bucket Public So we Can grab the images
After you upload all files, the last step is to make the bucket public so we can get the images from it.
Click to the right of the bucket name and not on the text to get the properties tab to the right.
Click permissions and Add Bucket Policy and copy and paste the following in making SURE you change the highlighted word “bucket” below to match the bucket name you created in step 2.
See example here you can copy and paste:
And replace “bucket-name” with the name of your bucket.
5. Find the URLs for your files by clicking on the bucket name, then selecting a single file and showing the properties.
S3 Photo Storage Boxes
If you did everything right, clicking that link should show you the image in your browser.
Now you can send us an example URL of one file and we’ll be able to get your files over the internet with out the need for a disk and so you can share in the future.
If you need to add new ones you can repeat step 3 over and over again.
S3 Photo Storage Devices
- Create AWS Account
- Create S3 Bucket
- Upload files to the S3 Bucket
- Make bucket accessible to the world
- Found how to get the URL for the image.