Deploy Amazon CloudFront as an App Edge
In this lab, you’ll configure CloudFront as a content distribution network (CDN) in front of a web server. In addition, you’ll practice testing and modifying caching behaviors in the CDN to ensure the correct content is cached.
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Retrieve Domain Name of the Origin
Get the domain name of an EC2 web server that will be the origin for CloudFront. Save it for use in subsequent steps.
Create an Initial CloudFront Distribution
Create an initial CloudFront distribution in front of the web server and check that caching is working.
Separate Caching Behavior for Dynamic and Static Content
Create a new CloudFront Behavior to cache static web site content and modify the Default Behavior to not cache dynamic content unless requested by the web server.
Invalidate Cache and Test New Behaviors
Create a new Invalidation to purge CloudFront of stale content without waiting for the cache to timeout. You will then test that both dynamic and static content are appropriately cached or not.
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