Amazon S3 Browser upload

Amazon S3 Browser upload

It’s 2018 and file upload is still an involved process

I’ll admit, this process is not straight forward, but once set up, it works like a charm. What’s the goal? We want the client (browser) to upload a file directly to S3 and then store the uploaded information in our server/database.

Using free SSL and Cloudfront for an Angular React site

This is the holy grail, the culmination of knowing there is something out there better, stronger, faster. In this blog post, I’ll outline how to set up Amazon S3, Cloudfront, and Route53 to serve your static React, Angular, or any site over HTTPS. Get ready, it’s about to get real. What am I even talking about? The new en vogue way to build sites is to use React or Angular on the front end.

Using Amazon Route53/S3 to redirect your root domain

The Backstory

You may find yourself needing to redirect all traffic from your root domain, otherwise known as the apex, to your real hostname Maybe you didn’t know this, but you cannot use a CNAME on your apex domain. This will bite you in the butt when you try to use your root domain with Heroku’s SSL (HTTPS) service. Heroku will give you a hostname and tell you to create a CNAME to that hostname. However, this is not strictly possible. Some registrars can get around this by essentially providing you an HTTP redirect, but his is hack. In short, don’t use your apex domain e.g., even though you see all the cool kids on the block doing it.