Host A Blazing Fast Static Website On Amazon AWS
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Host A Blazing Fast Static Website On Amazon AWS

Relevant for [2017]. This course is a guide to get your website hosted on Amazon AWS quickly.
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Created by Christopher Lee
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of my course, students will be able to host their static websites on the lighting fast Amazon AWS
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Relevant for 2017.  This course is designed for folks who want to host a blazing fast static site on Amazon AWS.  

In order to have a really fast database driven site, such as Wordpress, you need an expensive dedicated server.

Many of us simply cannot afford a dedicated server.  AWS gives us this power.  It is true that a static site will be faster in any case but you are still stuck with high hosting fees.  AWS again makes this very easy financially and when the time comes when you start to build a loyal following, AWS can handle high traffic.

This course assumes you already have a static site but if you don't I will include a place you can find a very nice responsive template for free.

I have studied the vast amounts of AWS documentation and created this course as the much faster solution to understanding how to get your static site hosted on Amazon AWS.  

So come along and let's get your beautiful website up and running.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for people who have hosted websites before but never with Amazon AWS. This is for a static website, not a content management system.
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Curriculum For This Course
Intro and quick synopsis
1 Lecture 00:57

A little bit about me and about this course.  

Preview 00:57
Setting Up A Static Site On AWS.
11 Lectures 30:17

Before we can do anything, we will need an AWS account on Amazon.  This is different than your normal Amazon credentials that we use for Amazon shopping. This will be a specific login for the AWS backend with all the goodies. 

Preview 00:58

There are plenty of places to buy your domain. Many probably already know how to get one.  However, I will show the process of getting one from a site I buy my domains from.  The purpose of this is so you can see where our name servers will live once we set up a hosted zone on Amazon AWS

Buying a Domain

To host your website on Amazon AWS.  We need to create three simple buckets for our files to live in.  This will make it possible for our site to be visible on the world wide web. 

Creating Our Buckets

Out of the box, newly created buckets in S3 are private and closed off to the world unless we give access.  In this lecture we will set the proper permissions so our buckets can host our website properly. 

Here is the code for the bucket policy:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "Allow Public Access to All Objects",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": "*",
            "Action": "s3:GetObject",
            "Resource": "*"

Setting Up Bucket Permissions

In this video we will just finish setting up our permissions. 

Finish Up Permissions

In this video we will put up a simple test website to make sure our hosting buckets are set up correctly. If the website displays we are golden!

I will include a simple HTML file for you to use for testing. 

Test Our Bucket Configurations

In this video we will set up our hosted zone on Amazon AWS so our domain knows how to behave. 

Setting Up Our Hosted Zone

The name servers that is provided by AWS needs to be set up at the domain registrar. We will complete this simple step now. 

Name Servers

This is the exiting time when we upload our website to the AWS hosting bucket we created earlier.  I will share the link where I got this example site I used for the course. 

Upload Our Full Website To AWS

In this lecture I demonstrate the site being live on the world wide web.  In this particular case, the process was very fast which is good news for you.  

Oh Yeah Its Live!

The point of this course was to get you up and running on Amazon AWS.  This video will explain some of the disciplines of keeping your static website up to date and being able to update easily.   I will go into some of those options in this lecture. 

Preview 11:05
About the Instructor
Christopher Lee
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Musician / Web Guy / Piano Teacher /

As a boy, I had always been drawn to music. My family inherited a baby grand piano before I was out of diapers. As I grew up, I had always been curious about that piano. Sometimes we would have a visitor who could play, and when I heard the sounds that came out of the strange looking thing in our den, I was enamored.

When I was a preteen, I started to bug my mother about taking piano lessons. After my parents were confident that my interest wasn't just a phase, my piano journey began.

I studied the Suzuki method during the first years of my piano journey, an excellent method as far as I'm concerned. Only problem is that you must find a nearby Suzuki teacher. I excelled as I studied and I continued all the way through high school.

When I entered college, I couldn't decide if I wanted to study music or business, so I studied both. My main focus was music-- and by music I mean piano. When I graduated, I became a piano instructor at a well renowned music conservatory. It was an excellent job and lots of fun. I did notice that several students were being forced to take lessons by their parents which meant the kids wanted nothing to do with the instrument. That fact alone was a large opportunity for me.

I began to teach piano students songs they knew, not some random classical piece they knew nothing about. Don't get me wrong, classical is magnificent and I plan to offer it in my web catalog. The fact remains that students want to learn what they hear on TV, the radio, internet, friends, and many other media outlets.

Because of the ear training that I gained from Suzuki and my years of musical studies, I can teach you how to learn your favorite songs and show you how to figure out how to play them just by listening. With Buckchey Piano Lessons, you will learn piano online 24/7 guaranteed.

I have also been creating websites for the past 12 years.  It is a super fun discipline to learn and practice web development.