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Last reviewed Jun 8, 2015
I really like Amazon S3 because it's fast, really cheap ant has very easy API to work for my projects in every programming language
Amazon is one of the best services I've tried, only that their costs are high but definitely for the good service would you choose and would be my favorite. All technical support is great!
I used Amazon S3 for years now and my site has been better and better.It has so many features!I give all my thanks to them.
Amazon S3 is a great hosting service. They are always up, have great speeds, and amazing support. I would recommend it to anyone who needs file hosting of big files.
I recently shifted to amazon web services, and after switching to amazon web services my website really loads faster like never before, Thanks Amazon Web Services for great service. You guys must try aws. Good luck
This is great product for storing large or all static assets of website, Amazon s3 is quite cheaper, they are offering Pay As you go option which is very good.
We can move our website where ever we want but we can keep all our assets on s3, so that it very callable, very comfortable option from AWS.
I will vote up for Amazon S3
I always use to Amazon S3 for static web site hosting due to following reasons
1) It is provide highly available web hosting storage because of its auto scalable feature
2) It is very cheap (i.e.pay for what you use)
3) Amazon S3 support cdn (cloudfornt) feature so it is reduce latency and we are able to load our data in faster way
The start up process is very clear and easy to understand. I found it to be very fast, with only minimal downtime. I felt great using such a trusted and reliable name for my hosting needs, I would use them again.
Great Uptime!!! my website never gone down. But to install wordpress it is tooo hard. I used toooo many web hosts but it is better then all. Support is a little slow. I hate their bandwidth pricing. Because when i started getting too much traffic it started taking my more money. Overview Amazon S3 is Great!!!
It is a good company, but needs web hosting-specific packages to be a good web host. It is good for enterprise/personal cloud computing, though.
Amazon S3 is not a typical Web hosting provider. It provides scalable storage—perfect for app developers who need an affordable platform for app data storage, or for businesses who need cloud space for backups or sharable data. In fact, the “S3” represents “simple storage solution.” It does allow you to host a static website using your own domain name, but has no support for server-side scripts like PHP or ASP.NET.
You can access four levels of assistance from Amazon S3. Basic support is included with all accounts. It features 24/7/365 customer service, access to support forums, access to tech support for health checks, product FAQs (frequently asked questions), and a self-help resource center.
Developer, Business, and Enterprise are the three other classes of support service available. Each tier includes more experienced personnel, up to unlimited* contacts with tech support, as little as 15 minute response time, and architecture support. The top tier, Enterprise, includes extensive support features such as third-party application support. As you may expect, Enterprise comes with a very high price tag compared to the other plans.
*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if they are overburdening the servers.
Because Amazon S3 is not typical Web hosting, the features are difficult to measure against traditional Web hosts. They do not have standard pricing packages or tiers of service at all. Instead, Amazon S3 requires users to create “buckets” where data is stored. Users are charged per GB and per request for transferring data in/out of the bucket, as well as for storing data in a bucket.
AWS Free Usage Tier
A free plan for new users or those with modest storage needs.
Redundancy Storage Solution (RSS)
A budget storage solution within Amazon S3 for non-critical data.
Because its hosting is limited to static websites, it’s useful to know the applications for which Amazon S3 is best suited.
If you are shopping for typical Web hosting, such as for a WordPress blog or an eCommerce website, Amazon S3 is not a service for you. At its core, it is low cost, cloud storage which can be used to manage several types of data for many uses.
If you use Amazon EC2 for Web hosting already, learning how this service can work for you will be worthwhile, as transferring data between the two is free. Paying per use means that you won’t overpay for your needs, but it does make you responsible for tracking costs. Amazon S3 provides a solid solution for app developers, business owners who need to share data with clients, or anyone who needs inexpensive, secure storage for redundant data and backups.
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