Do you use Amazon S3? Do you know what S3 stands for? S3 stands for Simple Storage Service. Amazon S3 is an online file storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces. This product review is for Amazon S3 How To. This product is a tutorial for Amazon S3. This product comes with a PDF and 16 videos. The videos cover the following topics:
- Video 1 – What is Amazon S3 and why use it?
- Video 2 – How much does it cost?
- Video 3 – How to setup a S3 account
- Video 4- Cloudberry explorer install and tour
- Video 5 – Cloudberry explorer how to setup CB Explorer
- Video 6 – Cloudberry Explorer how to create bucket
- Video 7 – Cloudberry Explorer how to share files
- Video 8 – Cloudberry Explorer how to create expiring URL
- Video 9 – S3 Fox Organizer install and tour
- Video 10 – S3 Fox Organizer how to setup S3 Fox
- Video 11 – S3 Fox Organizer how to create bucket
- Video 12 – S3 Fox Organizer how to share files
- Video 13 – S3 Fox Organizer how to synchronize folders
- Video 14 – S3 Fox Organizer how to create expiring URL
- Video 15 – Your S3 logs
- video 16 – How to stream videos from your S3 account
If you are streaming videos on your website, then you should be using Amazon S3. If you get a lot of traffic to your video, you can slow down your website. Also, if you are using shared hosting, you will be limited to the amount of bandwidth that you are allowed to use. You may be concerned about the price of this storage. I will tell you that my bill is very low.
There are 4 things that determine the price of your storage – Storage, Data Transfer, Requests and Get. The good thing is that your account costs you nothing until you actually use it. Video 2 of this training series shows you how to calculate your storage costs.
There are 2 free tools that you can use to manage your Amazon S3 account – Cloudberry Explorer and S3 Fox Organizer. This product teaches you how to you set up these tools, how to create buckets, how to share files and how to create expiring URLs.
I currently use Amazon S3 but I learned a few things from this training. I did not know that you could set up expiring URLs or that you could use it for synchronized backups. The last thing I learned is two different ways to stream videos from Amazon S3 and also how to protect your videos.
This training was very comprehensive and I recommend that you purchase it if you use Amazon S3.