Block access via IP to a CloudFront distribution of an AWS S3 bucket hosting static web pages

The title in itself is a mouthful, I know! Having created a static website on an S3 bucket under AWS with HTTPS/SSL, I wanted to be able to restrict access to it. This is because the page in question isn’t quite ready to launch yet. You’d think this would be quite easy, that it would […]


Create a static website on Mythic Beasts and place it under HTTPS/SSL

Yesterday, I wrote a rather long how-to; a step-by-step guide to creating a static website on AWS using an S3 bucket and then putting that website under HTTPS. I was challenged on Twitter by hosting company Mythic Beasts to do the same using their services to see if it was any easier. I thought: Why […]


Create a static website on AWS with an S3 bucket under SSL/HTTPS

We are going to be creating a simple, static website using services on AWS. The tricky part is getting the static website to respond using https and an SSL certificate. With this it’s also possible to monitor employee’s activity┬áso keep that in mind if you have some remote staff as it’s very worthwhile keeping an […]