Create and S3 Bucket and Setup Static Hosting

To host our site we will leverage S3 Static Hosting capabilty. First, we need to create an S3 bucket.

  • In the AWS Console we select from the upper bar “Services” - > “S3”

  • On The S3 page, select “Buckets” then “Create Bucket”. s3cr-1

  • Give the bucket a unique name, then scroll down to the “Block Public Access settings” section. s3cr-2

  • In the “Block Public Access settings” section, Remove the check box next to “Block all public access”, and add a check box at bottom to acknowldege public access. s3cr-3

  • Scroll down and click “Create Bucket”.

Next, we will setup our bucket for static hosting.

  • From the bucket list, select our new bucket.

  • Then click “Properties”. s3cr-4

  • In the page that opend scroll all the way down, until you reach “Static website hosting”, and click “Edit”. s3cr-5

  • Select “Enable” int configiuration page, and write “index.html” under the index document. s3cr-6

  • Scroll down and select “Save Changes”.

  • Back in the properties page, under “Static website hosting”, you will now see the link to our static website. s3cr-7

Finally, we will set the bucket policy to enable public access.

  • On our bucket page click “Permissions”. s3cr-8

  • Then scroll down to “Bucket Policy” and click “Edit”. s3cr-9

  • Paste the following policy and change “BUCKET_NAME” to your S3 bucket name.

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "PublicReadGetObject",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": "*",
            "Action": "s3:GetObject",
            "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::BUCKET_NAME/*"
  • Click “Save Changes” , and this will redirect you back the bucket page. Where you should see an indicator that the bucket is now publicaly accessiable. s3cr-10

We are all set to deploy our website .