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Introducing Amazon S3 and Pagely’s Press3 Service

Press3 is an in-house developed solution by our Pagely staff that allows you to automatically offload your static assets to your own personal Amazon S3 bucket. By using Press3, you can help minimize your storage footprint on your Pagely VPS account while still retaining your library of images or other static assets for your WordPress sites.

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is an object storage service designed to deliver better balance between cost and scalability. Users can trust their files are copied in multiple servers across multiple facilities to add to AWS’s hardened, redundant and durable platform with near limitless support for size and volume, storing and retrieving your data.

S3 can be used for a variety of purposes, we use it at Pagely for securely storing your application backups. These are stored in our AWS master account, available to download from your Atomic dashboard for 14 days.

How Can I Use Press3?

Press3 automatically uploads your media assets to your S3 bucket directly once they reach a certain age. To put into context, if you have images you are storing from old WordPress posts that might not get a lot of traffic but still need to remain intact for historical purposes, Press3 is an optimal way to retain those while saving on valuable, costly storage space.

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When a visitor lands on your page, the server will auto-check to see if the image already exists in your local files. If not, Press3 will then reroute to your S3 bucket to retrieve/render the image from there instead. For any proceeding users who then visit that same page that’s loading the images from Press3, those images are cached locally while utilizing our PressCDN service to ensure impressive speeds.

If you have a trove of static assets tied to your WordPress website, Press3 gives you the perfect opportunity to leverage AWS’s secure and cost-effective S3 storage at Pagely. See basic requirements on how to create an Amazon S3 bucket and how to update your access policies for it to talk to your Pagely VPS.

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