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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
Book Image

AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Getting started with S3

Getting started with S3 is by far the simplest and most straightforward thing you will ever do! Simply log in to your AWS account using your IAM credentials and select the S3 option:

This will bring up the S3 Management Dashboard as shown in the following screenshot. You can use this dashboard to create, list, upload, and delete objects from buckets as well as provide fine-grained permissions and access control rights as well. Let's start off by creating a simple bucket for our demo website

Creating buckets

To get started with your first bucket, simply select the Create Bucket option from the S3 dashboard. Provide a suitable name for your new bucket. Remember, your bucket name will have to be unique and will have to start with a lowercase character. Next, select a particular Region where you would like your bucket to be created. Although buckets are global entities in AWS, you still need to provide it with a Region option. This comes in handy, especially...