Content Delivery - Web Application Hosting in the AWS Cloud: Best Practices

Content Delivery

Edge caching is still relevant in the AWS Cloud computing infrastructure. Any existing solutions in your web application infrastructure should work just fine in the AWS Cloud. One additional option, however, is to use Amazon CloudFront for edge caching your website.

You can use CloudFront to deliver your website, including dynamic, static, and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. CloudFront automatically routes requests for your content to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. CloudFront is optimized to work with other AWS services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). CloudFront also works seamlessly with any origin server that is not an AWS origin server, which stores the original, definitive versions of your files.

Like other AWS services, there are no contracts or monthly commitments for using CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the service.