Amazon s3

Understanding the basics Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Understanding The Basics


  • Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.
  • Storage in AWS (object-based and block based).
  • S3 is object-based i.e. allow you to upload files.
  • A file can be from 0 bytes to 5 TB.
  • Files are stored in buckets.(Buckets just like folders)
  • S3 is the universal namespace, that is, the name must be unique globally.

In Details:

  • S3 is object based. Consist of the following
  1. Key (The name of the object)
  2. Value (The data and its made up of sequence of bytes)
  3. Version ID
  4. Metadata (Created date, last updated information)
  5. Subresources
    • Access control Lists (Manage access across objects)
    • Torrent

How To Create S3 in AWS:

Step1: Login to your AWS console.

Step2: Click services option and select S3 option in the storage section.

Step3: Click create bucket button and give a unique name to the bucket (Buckets are nothing but folders).

Step4: Click create button.

Step5: Click bucket name .i.e. (nodesimplefied).

Step6: Click upload button, Choose your files to need to upload.

Note: HTTP 200 code after successfully uploaded.

Step7: By default, the uploaded file is created as private. Click the file we have uploaded and make it as public.


Step1: By default no file uploaded version. To turn on the version select “Enable versioning” and save.