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S3 is missing one feature for web hosting
By Dave Winer on Friday, August 06, 2010 at 7:56 AM.

A picture named accordion.gifOm Malik has an interesting piece today about Amazon web hosting.  permalink

I'd love to see them do it, then I could move my archived static sites up to S3 and forget about them. permalink

But they're missing a key feature for web hosting -- index files. permalink

Suppose I put a website on S3 and map a domain to it: permalink permalink

Try going there, you'll get an XML error return. permalink

But... it does have an index file. permalink permalink

All Amazon has to do is make the first URL work, which is how web servers work by default, and boom they're in the web hosting business. permalink

Without it, all we can use it for is to store images, MP3s, JavaScript snippets, archives. permalink

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