Root domains can now be hosted from AWS S3 Buckets

Effective today root domains can now be hosted directly from an S3 bucket, previously you needed a sub domain like WWW or a web server to proxy request to an S3 bucket, this has finally been addressed by Amazon Web Services.

Full instructions can be found here:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/website-hosting-custom-domain-walkthrough.html?ref_=pe_12300_27532130

Basically you just create a new bucket for your root domain (jeremyharlow.net) and they added a redirect option in the bucket configuration, just select redirect and point it to the bucket hosting the static site.  The only catch? You need to let Route53 handle your DNS so you can add the alias and point the domain to an S3 bucket.

This is an awesome addition to S3.

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