WordPress – S3 Storage

WordPressCustomizeThemesPluginsBackup & Security – S3 Storage

When I went full time with my online business in 2003 I bought some good hosting thinking I could service all my customers and while I had only a small number all was good.

My products started to sell quite well and suddenly customers were complaining that they could not access the support videos etc. which I created to lower support queries. What happens with most standard hosting you purchase is it is good for a number of users as long as they do not try and access your site at the same time.

The solution is called a CDN. Content Distribution Network.

The Wikipedia entry for CDN states: “A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance.

Basically you upload your files to a cdn like Amazon S3 and then embed the links in your website and it will scale automatically to any customer load. Alternatively you can use a plugin that will upload all your files as they are created.

We use the most common CDN called Amazon S3 Storage. We started with just a few files and now have over 1000 videos and hundreds of graphics and other files. It is a very cheap and reliable storage system.

On top of all this you can also use it to backup your computer. If you want to do it all manually we use a program called S3 Browser.

These videos are a little old however the basics are still the same and I refer back to them every now and then.

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Video 1 above

2. How-Much Does It Cost

3. Set Up An Account

In the next several videos we will look at 3rd party applications that allow you to manage your Amazon s3 account from your computers desktop. In the next video we will use the User credentials created in the previous video and setup the Cloudberry S3 Explorer & connect it to our AWS account.

4. Cloudberry Explorer PT1
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5. Cloudberry Explorer PT2
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6. Cloudberry Explorer PT3
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7. Cloudberry Explorer PT4
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8. Cloudberry Explorer PT5
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9. S3 Fox Pt1  Or Use S3 Browser
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10. S3 Fox Pt2
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11. S3 Fox Pt3
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12. S3 Fox Pt4
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13. S3 Fox Pt5
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14. S3 Fox Pt6
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15. S3 Logs
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16. Stream Videos
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You can also download this newer course. Zip 435 mb

WordPress – S3 Storage

WordPressCustomizeThemesPluginsBackup & Security – S3 Storage