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Do I need to Use a CNAME

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hi,

I have an Amazon S3 account in which I have stored the CSS and images for a webpage.
When trying to reference these in my webpage there appears to be two ways of doing it.

Some instructions indicate that you should just reference the image directly: -
http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.MyURL.co.uk/MyBucket/image.png

Some instructions indicate that I should create a sub domain and then use a CNAME record to point at Amazon.

Could someone please explain, which is the preferred method and why?

Regards
William
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DNS method might be better.

Let's say you have everything stored on Amazon and use the direct link to make everything work.

3 months down the line you have to switch the provider from Amazon to someone else.

You'll need to make changes everywhere that a reference was made.

If you do the DNS thing, then all you need to do is change where the CNAME points to and everything else would work out fine.

If you are sure that you are going to stick with Amazon, then DNS thing does not matter.

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