Apr 30, 2009 by Matt | Posted in Services and Tools
Amazon S3 is a service that allows you to host files of all kinds very cheaply. You can host images and podcast files to take the strain off the server that runs your website; you can hook into the API and use S3 to store data uploaded by users in a web app. You could even backup your personal files from your computer to S3. With a maximum individual file size of 5GB, it’s perfect for distributing an independent film or software.
One major point of confusion with S3 is pricing. How much does it cost, really?
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