Do not read this post unless you have decided to install AmazonS3 or ready to dive head first into the adventure.
I recently posted about the installation of AmazonS3 after I followed the instructions. Note: I should change “I “to “we” because my husband and I worked on it with another baby boomer friend via phone. We wanted to support each other in the challenge. We knew it had to be done but had placed it on the bottom of the list of things to do.
Now, I really spend times reading the comments of blogs. Sometimes you get a lot information or clarification in the comments.So, as I read the comments to the post I referenced I saw this excellent comment by a young brilliant techi about using an added applicatio with your AmazonS3.
Now, I want you to know that I did not understand all of it. But part of this boomer journey is learning how to jump in there and ask questions. Also, you have to take each unknown word and get a definition. For example, there is a suggestion to rename the files. I will probably need to ask for more direction or read additional reference material. But we will probably schedule another Friday or Saturday evening of fun to go deeper into our AmazonS3 adventure.
Of course the easiest solution is to have a member of your in house or virtual staff take read these posts. But if you want to learn some of the basics yourself jump on into this post and the prior post. Call a friend because three boomer brains can do wonders.Take a few minutes now to read what Paul Stanatiou has to add about making your AmazonS3 work well.
This is the best instruction I have read for setting up AmazonS3. I actually followed it step by step and it worked! Now, note that there were a few bumps so if you can get someone to work and do it when you are alert. OOPS, I am going too f ast. Oh, allow me to pause and explain what AmazonS3 can do for you.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web-service, part of the Amazon family of products. that enables you to store and share large amounts of data online. This is a free to join, pay-as-you-go service with no minimum fees that makes it very attractive to small businesses and individuals who need to host their videos online.
All stored data, images, videos and podcats, can be made available via the web-browser, just like any web site on the Internet. The prices are cheap, I mean very cheap. You will see the prices when you sign up. You will not believe them. No sign up fee and you only pay for the usage.
That means you can use it and spare your bandwidth. Now, I know someone is saying why not use Youtube or other free hosts?Well, AmazonS# is the solution when you want to have video uploaded that may by accessible folks on a membership site, etc. Ssometimes you may not want the ads that come with a free hosting site.
There are other uses but allow me to have an excellent blog post talk about what AmazonS3 can do and how to get it installed. Be sure to view the video and also to view the videos on Amazon. Also, there are already 56 comments to the post. If you want to include a comment do it right away. Comments will be cut off after 90 days. But be sure to read the comments because there is a LOT of information there.
Ok, get started now by reading the post on Problogger on AmazonS3.
Tell me what you think.