Redirecting an URL to some other is easy if the request comes to your own web server. But when it doesn’t route through your web server, things get a little tricky.
For the worst, what will you do when you have some file in Amazon S3 and a heavy traffic is using that file? For some reasons, you might want to redirect people from S3 to some other website/location (for less cost or something else). How will you do it?
For explaining how to do it lets say that you have a bucket in S3 named testbucket, where you have a file named testfile.jpg. Now when you will try to access this file, you will type following url http://testbucket.s3.amazonaws.com/testfile.jpg and get the image in your browser. Lets suppose you want to redirect above url to http://mywebsite.com/image.jpg
For above task following steps are required:
1) Create an html file with any name (say test.html)
2) Write following html code in that:
3) Put this file in S3 testbucket with name testfile.jpg. Make sure your MIME/TYPE is text/html.
4) We are done; try accessing http://testbucket.s3.amazonaws.com/testfile.jpg
Example: Try accessing http://slideshare.s3.amazonaws.com/test.jpg, you will be redirected to this blog home page.
PS: You may find this link unaccessible coz I might have to delete it for some reasons.
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