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How to Connect WordPress to Amazon S3 Bucket?

How to Connect WordPress to Amazon S3 Bucket?

This plugin automatically uploads all of your WordPress media library attachments to the Amazon S3 bucket. No got to reserve it on an equivalent server as WordPress site hosted.

Also, all the media files uploaded from the Next3AWS Plugin can store in the Amazon S3 bucket and create a new Amazon s3 bucket from plugin settings.

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is an object storage service from Amazon Web Services. You might not realize it, but a huge chunk of the Internet relies on Amazon S3, which is why even a brief S3 outage in one location can cause the whole Internet to collectively…well, freak out.

The most common use of Amazon S3 is to store all of the files that you would usually store in your WordPress Media Library in the cloud. Essentially, you can store (“offload”) your:

  • images
  • videos
  • audio files
  • PDF documents
  • etc.

What are the advantages of using Amazon S3 for your WordPress site?

Reduced requests to the server– because your server not has got to deliver media files (or potentially assets), you’ll reduce your page load times.

More affordable storage – if you’re butting up against your host’s storage limits, I can almost guarantee that S3’s storage prices are cheaper than what your host will charge.

Detached media – because your media files are detached from your site, it’s a heckuva lot easier to maneuver your WordPress site around (like between hosts). You’re basically just moving the PHP files, which takes up almost no space.

Scalability – because Amazon S3 powers the whole Internet (ok, that’s a touch of hyperbole), you’ll be pretty confident that Amazon can scale with whatever’s happening to your site.

The WordPress S3 connection explained

If you follow the instructions during this post, here’s how your WordPress site is going to function at the end of this WordPress S3 plugin:

  • You upload files to your WordPress Media Library like normal (i.e. through the regular Add Media button)
  • Your chosen WordPress S3 plugin automatically copies or moves those files to Amazon S3
  • Your WordPress site either serves the file that’s stored on S3 or uses a CDN that’s connected to your S3 bucket

Here’s what you need in order to set up the WordPress S3 integration

To connect WordPress to Amazon S3, you’ll need:

  • An Amazon Web Services account – this is free to sign up for.
  • A public Amazon S3 bucket – this is free for your first year (up to 5GB). I’ll show you how to create one.
  • A WordPress S3 plugin – this helps you automatically offload the files that you upload to WordPress to your S3 bucket.

Which WordPress S3 plugin should you use?

There are a few different WordPress S3 plugins that you can choose from:

Next3 is the advanced service for Amazon AWS S3 Console. Next3 WP plugin Make your Website lightning-fast & offloading ​files to AWS S3. Let’s have a glance at some outstanding features.

  • Optimize site speed – All your files will be served from AWS S3 servers taking a load off your server and increasing the speed of your website.
  • Website media files transfer to AWS – It is very easy to export or import media files from the sites using Next3 Aws. Users can convert all WP media files from the old website into Amazon AWS and vice-versa with a single click.
  • Drag & Drop Media files upload – Users are able to upload their all-important files simply by the drag and drop system. It will give you comfort & save your time.
  • Create unlimited Bucket – It is a very easy way to create a bucket or store by selecting the region then the bucket name has to be set.
  • Upload unlimited Files – Upload unlimited files from WordPress Media to AWS S3 bucket and use files anywhere in WordPress.
  • File Manager – It offers a file manager that provides a user interface to manage files and folders.
  • Files Usability – Users can use stored files from AWS file manager anywhere in the WordPress directory.
  • Better SEO Service – All your files will be served from AWS S3 servers taking a load off your server and increasing the speed of your website. This has a huge impact on your Page Speed score, therefore, ranking better in search engines like Google.

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Devid James

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