• Using S3 with Kentico CMS

    In order to improve the performance of a Kentico CMS install we decided to setup a content delivery network (CDN) using Amazon S3 and CloudFront. While Kentico is .NET and more easily deployed on Azure than AWS via their documents, making a resilient Kentico install on Amazon is achievable after working your way carefully through the setup process.

    Setting up S3 in Kentico CMS was a less than pleasant experience thanks in part due to a small inconsistency in their documentation. After a call to their support, the recommendation was to use the Azure setup instructions for setting up a custom file system provider. Upon reading these instructions it became apparent WHY the instructions for the S3 setup was failing.
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