Access the AWS Management Console.
What is Amazon S3, and How Does it Work?
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or simply S3, is a long-term, cloud-based data storage solution provided by the American tech giant. It comes with a web services interface that allows users to store and access information, at any given time, anywhere around the world through an internet connection. The idea behind the Amazon S3 client is that it offers the same scalability, reliability, and speed that Amazon uses to run its own websites, at an affordable rate.
Unlike many other cloud-based storage services, Amazon doesn’t use folders and files. Instead, they use buckets and objects. Every object is located in a bucket, the container for storing any number of other objects. Therefore, accessing the a bucket to get to the object stored in it is possible in three different ways:
- Using the Amazon S3 console;
- Using the S3 bucket URL;
- Path-style/virtual-hosted style.
The virtual-hosted style is destined for developers and programmers that access the S3 clients through coding. The native console and the bucket URL are the most popular access points among regular users.