AWS CloudFront is a highly-scalable content delivery network (CDN) service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It integrates with other AWS services to securely deliver data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency and high transfer speeds. This tutorial covers the basics of AWS CloudFront, guiding you through its features, benefits, and practical applications.
What You’ll Learn
Fundamentals of CDN: Understanding the core concepts of Content Delivery Networks and how CloudFront fits into the picture.
CloudFront Distribution: Learn how to create and configure a CloudFront distribution.
Integrating with AWS Services: How CloudFront integrates with other AWS services like S3, EC2, and Route 53.
Caching Mechanisms: Understanding caching behaviors and how to manage them in CloudFront.
Security Features: Implementing SSL/TLS, AWS WAF, and Origin Access Identity (OAI) for secure content delivery.
Performance Optimization: Techniques for optimizing content delivery and reducing latency.
Monitoring and Reporting: Using CloudWatch and other tools to monitor and report on CloudFront performance.
Troubleshooting and Best Practices: Identifying common issues and applying best practices for efficient content delivery.
Chapter 1: Introduction to AWS CloudFront
|Benefits of CloudFront|
Chapter 2: Setting up CloudFront Distributions
|Creating a Basic Distribution|
|Configuring Origin Settings|
Chapter 3: Content Caching and Management
|Cache Control Techniques|
|Invalidating Cached Content|
Chapter 4: Integrating with Other AWS Services
|S3 as an Origin|
Chapter 5: Securing Your Content
|Using AWS WAF with CloudFront|
Chapter 6: Performance Tuning and Optimization
|Techniques for Latency Reduction|
Chapter 7: Monitoring and Analytics
|Using AWS CloudWatch|
|Analyzing CloudFront Logs|
Chapter 8: Best Practices and Troubleshooting
|Effective Distribution Strategies|
|Common Pitfalls and Solutions|