Creating a new Amazon CloudFront distribution involves a few steps, including configuring the origin, setting up caching behavior, and configuring security settings. Here’s a high-level overview of the process:
- Log in to the AWS Management Console and navigate to the CloudFront service.
- Click on the “Create Distribution” button and select the “Web” option.
- In the “Origin Settings” section, select the origin type (e.g. S3 bucket, ELB, EC2 instance, or custom origin) and provide the necessary information to connect to your origin.
- In the “Default Cache Behavior Settings” section, configure the caching behavior, such as the Time-to-Live (TTL) and the default HTTP methods.
- In the “Distribution Settings” section, you can specify the delivery method for your content, such as using your own domain or a CloudFront domain.
- In the “Security” section, you can configure security settings such as HTTPS and SSL/TLS.
- Review the settings and click “Create Distribution” to create the distribution.
- It may take some time for the distribution to be fully deployed and ready for use. You can monitor the status of your distribution in the CloudFront console.
Once the distribution is deployed, you can use the CloudFront URL or your custom domain to access the content from the origin. You can also use CloudFront to improve the security of your content by using features such as custom SSL/TLS certificates and Origin Access Identity (OAI). Additionally, you can use CloudFront to monitor and troubleshoot issues with your distribution by using CloudFront access and error logs.