One of the major benefits of using Amazon Web Services as a major part of our framework is the ability to use their Simple Storage Service (S3). This allows us to store files on a remote server, and also have the utmost confidence in the quality of the data storage. Because of the massive amount of data S3 has proven to manage efficiently and securely, as shown by its ability to host all the video files for Netflix, we decided to use it as our storage solution. This benefits not only us, but you as well.
With S3 on our tool belt, we can offer a number of benefits to you - from near-unlimited file storage to secure, readily available backups. Amazon’s S3 promises a massive 99.999% uptime, so your files and backups are always available to you and secured in the cloud.
Thanks to the sheer amount of data S3 is capable of handling, your website and files can all be backed up to it. This includes videos, users, images - anything you can imagine. We use S3 to make sure that you always have a backup of your site available at the click of a button. Our backup service enables you to view archives of your site from the first day you choose to use it - and we store all of those backups in S3 for as long as you need them.
One of the biggest problems with hosting a website is storage capacity. If you’re a photography or video editor, you’re likely to run out of hard drive space after uploading your portfolio. This is harmful to your website, as filling the drive beyond capacity can cause issues with running scripts and uploading new material. With S3 as your media host, you no longer have to worry about that! When you host your website with us, we make sure that all of your media is stored in the cloud - so you don’t have to worry about running out of hard drive space.
A major benefit of using S3 to store your data is that it provides you with a much better way of delivering media to your viewers. Because it’s an Amazon Web Services product, it integrates neatly with the CloudFront CDN! This means your content is not only stored in a super-fast, super secure storage system - it can have its speed boosted even further through the use of a Content Delivery Network! This will allow users to download your media from a server closer to their physical location. That will both speed up your viewer’s browsing experience and take a lot of the work off of your web server, allowing it to put more resources into running other tasks like running scripts or sending out mass emails.