Todd Gross - Amazon S3 Unleashed
Welcome to "Amazon S3 Unleashed"
You may have bought a book or any of a bazillion other items from Amazon.com. Well this is the very same Amazon. Amazon S3 is one of several applications or Services that Amazon has in its stable of many products.
When you have your images, videos & other 'heavy' items hosted on your normal hosting services like Hostgator or Godaddy, the more traffic you have visiting your site at the same time, the slower it loads in your visitors browser. When you are lucky enough to see a spike in traffic, it can even crash your site. I happened to me in 2009 in the middle of a launch in fact, and brought us to a screeching halt!
You will not have this slowing or buffering or crashing of your site if your images & videos are hosted on Amazon S3.
If you have a product launch and you have several large downloadable zip files hosted on your Hostgator or Gadaddy type services and you all of a sudden have several customers trying to download these files at about the same time, you could be in a bit of trouble.
The server crashes, the support tickets start pilling up and what should be a happy day quickly turns into a crappy day.
Host these items on an Amazon S3 account and you could have 10 or 10,000 people downloading these zip files simultaneously and you nor they will have this problem.
This is just one benefit of using Amazon S3 to host these 'heavy' items.
Huge & Cheap
Amazon S3 is an online scalable storage service which means it is a hard drive in cyberspace with unlimited storage that you only pay for what you use. Since Amazon started S3 back in 2006 (2007 in Europe) they began charging only 15 cents per gigabyte but keep lowering that and now it is in the range of 3 cents per Gb.
Here Is The Problem
Geek Speak & Techno-Babble
Amazon AWS has plenty of "helpful" documents that cover most anything to do with all of the services Amazon AWS offers.
There are also loads of "helpful" videos on YouTube.
The problem is most of the YouTube videos are outdated & the documents on Amazons website are like learning a foreign language that has been dead for centuries!
Among many other things, these videos…
Define the 'Geek-speak'
When you know what is being said it is easier to figure out
Show you some FREE tools
Knowing where and how to use the proper tools helps get the job done quicker
Be easily digested because this is not a boring eBook
These are entertaining videos that are a pleasure to watch & easy to learn from from Stephen!
You Will Not Hear Any 'UM-BUTS' OR 'BUT-UMS' In These Videos