CHAPTER 4

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CloudFront and DNS Management

We’ve already used a lot of AWS services to get this far: EC2, RDS, ELB, IAM, and OpsWorks. In this chapter, we’re going to add two more services to our repertoire: CloudFront and Route 53. In these lessons, we will implement Amazon’s global content caching tools and get our app published at a top-level web domain. By the end of the chapter, the app will almost be ready for prime time.

In the previous chapters, I’ve discussed the difference that geographic proximity can make in an app’s performance if we’re measuring in milliseconds. To optimize our app for a global audience, we could theoretically run a ...

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