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yezjcn
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AWS advice

Post by yezjcn » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:39 am

Hello

I would like my GoDaddy domain to point to a AWS S3 hosted static webpage. Here's what I did:

1. I created 2 buckets on S3 - www.example.com and example.com.
2. The example.com bucket has all my web assets. The other bucket has a redirect to example.com (got this from the AWS S3 docs)
3. In my GoDaddy DNS page, I have pointed my CNAME with Name as 'www' and Value as 'www.example.com.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com'.

When I go to example.com or www.example.com, no webpage loads.
www.example.com.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com works just fine though.
Any ideas what is wrong? I'm probably missing something basic.

Thanks a lot.

viovo_jason
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Re: AWS advice

Post by viovo_jason » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:42 am

S3 does not allow you to point a domain directly at it, my suggestion would be to use the domain forwarding in the DNS Managed to forward your domain to the S3 URL - If you want to "hide" the amazon URL, you can enable masking when you setup the forward.

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