Networking & Content Delivery
Tag: Content Delivery Network
World Cup 2022 – Amazon CloudFront retrospective
It was only just over a month ago, yet somehow it already feels like it could have been a dream. Following 4 action-packed weeks of soccer, capped by perhaps the greatest ever final of any major tournament, Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup aloft in the futuristic Lusail Stadium in Qatar. It was a World […]
External Server Authorization with Lambda@Edge
Introduction In this blog post, we will explain how you can use Lambda@Edge to authorize requests to Amazon CloudFront by forwarding authorization data to external authorization servers. We will outline the sequence of requests in such a workflow, the steps for implementation with Node.js sample code, and a CloudFormation template for a simple external test […]
How to optimize content for search engines with AWS WAF Bot Control and Amazon CloudFront
Search engine crawlers – a special bot type used to index your site – are very important visitors. They make sure that your content is searchable by end users. If a crawler can’t easily read your content, then any updates you make might not be immediately reflected in the search results. Depending on the algorithms […]
Using CloudFront Origin Shield to protect your origin in a multi-CDN deployment
This blog details how Amazon CloudFront’s recently announced Origin Shield can enhance your multi-CDN media workload by minimizing the load on our your origin. This reduction in origin load can improve your origin’s availability, reduce its operating costs, and even improve general performance for your viewers.
Visitor Prioritization on e-Commerce Websites with CloudFront and Lambda@Edge
For online retailers, the annual holiday season, special sales and new product launches are all exciting events that typically drive a rapid increase in site traffic. With Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge, you can now build a Flash Crowd Management workflow that lets you control what proportion of incoming shopper traffic is allowed to access your backend application, while directing the remaining shoppers to a temporary waiting room- an alternate site where you can provide them a branded experience while they await their turn to access the application.
Lambda@Edge Design Best Practices
Lambda@Edge transforms CloudFront into a highly programmable CDN with serverless compute capabilities closer to your viewers around the world. This blog is the first in a series that explains best practices associated with using Lambda@Edge functions to customize your content delivery.
Dynamic Whole Site Delivery with Amazon CloudFront
In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the performance, security, and cost benefits you get when using CloudFront to serve dynamic and/or static assets from Amazon EC2. We will also walk through the exercise of configuring CloudFront for Amazon EC2 origins.
Adding HTTP Security Headers Using Lambda@Edge and Amazon CloudFront
Adding security response headers is often achievable by modifications to your application configuration. In this blog we will focus on how to achieve the same result when you have an application that can’t be modified at the origin (e.g., a web site hosted in Amazon S3).
How to accelerate your WordPress site with Amazon CloudFront
This blog post was originally published November 6 2017 by Ronan Guilfoyle on the AWS Startups Blog. Read this step by step guide to get your WordPress site running better than ever and ready for any sudden traffic spikes.
98, 99, 100 CloudFront Points of Presence!
This blog post was originally published November 1 2017 on Jeff Barr’s AWS Blog. Read more about CloudFront’s recent launch of its 100th Edge Location and its some of its notable highlights from the past year.