Chris indicated quite some time ago that he needed a place to store his images. When he told me how much space his images are currently taking up I almost choked. To get a server (and keep getting servers) would just be absurd.
So when the idea of cloud computing was brought up I thought “Hey maybe Amazon can keep buying servers!” Turns out we don’t need a server…we just need S3. What’s nice about S3 is that it allows you to create a web form (yes a web form) and upload to S3 straight from the web form (yes really a web form).
So Chris could be uploading things through his web form (oh and they already give you the template…it makes you want to cry a little) and we could be paying Amazon based on how much space we’re using, how often Chris uploads files, and how big those files are (more pricing information can be found here).
You also have to pay to remove the files. I’m currently investigating some of the code samples available in forums to see what we can and can not do. Below you’ll find some links to those code samples:
Amazon Code Samples for S3
- Amazon S3 Bucket Listing
- Building a Small Business Backup System Using Amazon’s S3
- Programming Amazon Web Services by: James Murty
- New Amazon S3 Customers: Introduction and FAQs
- Amazon Documentation
Ok that’s all I have for now. Its past five and I need to go home.