Creating, configuring, and working with Amazon S3 buckets - Amazon Simple Storage Service

Creating, configuring, and working with Amazon S3 buckets

To store your data in Amazon S3, you work with resources known as buckets and objects. A bucket is a container for objects. An object is a file and any metadata that describes that file.

To store an object in Amazon S3, you create a bucket and then upload the object to a bucket. When the object is in the bucket, you can open it, download it, and move it. When you no longer need an object or a bucket, you can clean up your resources.


For more information about using the Amazon S3 Express One Zone storage class with directory buckets, see What is S3 Express One Zone? and Directory buckets.


With Amazon S3, you pay only for what you use. For more information about Amazon S3 features and pricing, see Amazon S3. If you are a new Amazon S3 customer, you can get started with Amazon S3 for free. For more information, see AWS Free Tier.

The topics in this section provide an overview of working with buckets in Amazon S3. They include information about naming, creating, accessing, and deleting buckets. For more information about viewing or listing objects in a bucket, see Organizing, listing, and working with your objects.