Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Enabling Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration


This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

This section describes how to enable Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration on a bucket. For more information about transfer acceleration in Amazon S3, see Transfer Acceleration in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

To enable Transfer Acceleration on a bucket

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Buckets list, choose the bucket you want to enable, choose Properties, and then choose Transfer Acceleration.

               Choose Transfer Acceleration
  3. Choose Enable to enable Transfer Acceleration.

              Enable Transfer Acceleration
  4. Amazon S3 enables Transfer Acceleration on the bucket. Accordingly, the Enable button text changes to Suspend.

    Endpoint displays the endpoint domain name that you use to access accelerated data transfers to and from the Transfer Acceleration enabled bucket. If you suspend Transfer Acceleration, the accelerate endpoint will no longer be displayed and will no longer work.


    You can continue to use the regular endpoint in addition to the accelerate endpoint.

              Suspend Transfer Acceleration
  5. (Optional) Choose Want to compare your data transfer speed by region? if you want to run the Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration Speed Comparison tool, which compares accelerated and non-accelerated upload speeds starting with the region of the enabled bucket. The Speed Comparison tool uses multipart uploads to transfer a file from your browser to various Amazon S3 regions with and without using Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration.

    For more information about Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration, see Transfer Acceleration in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.