I'm using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to serve my website. Should I integrate Amazon CloudFront?

Amazon CloudFront can speed up the distribution of your website's static and dynamic content. For more information, see What Is Amazon CloudFront?

CloudFront complements a website that has:

  • A high volume of static content, such as image files
  • Requests from clients around the world

Because CloudFront caches static content on edge locations around the world, CloudFront can reduce latency for websites serving high volumes of static content to global clients.

Other advantages of CloudFront include:

CloudFront is not recommended for websites that:

  • Fetch content over WebSockets. CloudFront doesn't support WebSockets
  • Have an origin server that is geographically close to the website's users, such as a regional website  

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Published: 2018-06-13