What you’ll learn
Create and configure an S3 bucket and push content to it using the AWS CLI
Use AWS Route 53 to create a domain (or subdomain) for your site
Create a CloudFront distribution to enable low-latency CDN access
Request and deploy a (free) encryption certificate to ensure secure TLS/SSL access to your site
Create and upload site content using the Hugo static website generator
Learners should have their own AWS accounts and a very basic familiarity with their use.
They should also have basic familiarity with a command line tool (PowerShell, Bash, Terminal, etc.) used by the OS on their personal computers.
Building secure static websites on public cloud platforms like AWS can be the solution to many problems: they can cost next to nothing, will pretty much never be unavailable, and can provide a surprisingly wide range of features. The only real downside is that there’s a bit of a learning curve you’ll have to climb to get it done.
In this self-paced course, you’ll learn how to build your own secure and highly-available static website on the Amazon S3 platform. The video demos will show you exactly how every step in the process works and the test-yourself quizzes will ensure you’ve understood and absorbed everything. Naturally, you’re strongly encouraged to dive in to design and deploy a static site for yourself.
You’ll also learn how to:
- Use the popular Hugo static website generator to turn your HTML and other resources into a professional site
- Generate a free website encryption certificate using AWS Certificate Manager
- Deploy a global CDN distribution for your site using Amazon CloudFront
- Automate the deployment of content updates
Whether you’re responsible for sites supporting enterprise-level content stores, or you’re just looking for a way to quickly throw together a simple Hello World project, an S3-based static website might be a perfect match.
Who this course is for:
- Individuals looking to build a secure, robust, inexpensive, and (relatively) easy-to-manage website to be hosted on the Amazon S3 storage platform within their own AWS accounts