S3 Site

Some notes on setting up a static S3 site because I always forget one piece of this and bash my head against the wall figuring out nameserver stuff.


  • domain (iwantmyname or namecheap)
  • s3 bucket with public hosting on
  • route53 hosted zone


  • dns changes sometimes take minutes/hours to propagate
  • if s3 hosting works via the aws-supplied url, it’s a networking issue
  • need to point NS values of domain provider to your route53 hosted zone