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How to create public websites out of private S3 buckets

Posted on May 7 2020
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Using S3 buckets for storing public websites is one of the most useful features of S3. It is a simple, cost-effective, and scalable alternative for hosting static websites or Single Page Applications. However, there are situations when creating an S3 bucket with public objects is not possible due to compliance or security reasons which can lead to the impression that you can’t use S3 for in this scenario. This is partially true, you can’t do it with S3 alone but you can add a few things and achieve the same behavior of an S3 static website hosting. Keep reading if you want to know how to do it.