Learn how DNS records let you point your visitors to content on CloudFront. Nate explains how to configure CNAME and URL redirect records to serve your visitors properly.
- [Instructor] Your static site will live…as a CloudFront Distribution…with a randomly generated name.…But you can update the DNS settings for your domain name…so that your visitors never know the difference.…In your domain registrar's web console,…find the custom or advanced DNS settings page.…We need to add two records here.…First is a CNAME record for the host dub dub dub…and the target being the CloudFront domain name,…which we can copy from the CloudFront console.…
I'll go ahead and save that one.…And then we also need to add a URL redirect record…for the at sign host.…And we'll point the URL to HTTPS…dub dub dub dot awesomestaticsites.com.…And then I want to clear out the two records…that were already there.…The CNAME record makes sure anyone…who visits dub dub dub dot…awesomestaticsites.com will actually…be served the contents of your CloudFront distribution.…
Because of some limitations of the DNS system,…we have to use a subdomain like dub dub dub.…However, the URL redirect record will make sure…that someone who types the domain name…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Hugo and Git
- Creating a new Hugo site
- Building a new website
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Publishing your static site
- Deploying via FTP, AWS, and Netlify
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1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Hugo
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netlify
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