Support » Plugin: Blue Hat CDN » Change Cloudfront pull from domain instead of S3

  • Resolved chucknb28409



    Is there a way to may this sync directly with Amazon Cloudfront rather than having it create a bucket in S3, copy the data there and then sync from there to Amazon Cloudfront. I don’t want to have to pay for hosting and S3 storage. Amazon Cloudfront now allows you to have the CDN pull directly from your domain rather than S3.

    I am using Wp Super Cache since W3 Total Cache seems to hose my website if I have any Minify settings turned on. W3 also seems to hit the server with a lot of overhead (more than Super Cache does). My theme uses Bootstrap 3.X so not sure if this conflicts with Minify programs…


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  • Plugin Author Blue Hat Network


    Thank you for contacting us! The problem with the pull option for amazon cloudfront is that it will pull files in their original state from your website and what Blue Hat Turbo does is, it creates an OPTIMIZED shadow copy of your files and uses the external s3 storage as a place to hold those optimized shadow copies, so there technically needs to a duplicate copy of your files that needs to be stored somewhere and most people don’t want to create a bunch of extra files on their own web hosting disk because maintaining those extra copies on local disk would be more headache then it is worth, that is why we designed it to use amazon s3 and cloudfront together because that way, if for any reason you need to quickly switch back to your original files, you can simply disable the “Enable CDN” option in the settings page and everything will instantly revert back to your original copy of files, so that is why we designed it that way.

    chucknb28409, many thanks for your comments, I had the same performance issue, and I was thinking that this was related to other cause.

    Blue Hat Network, thanks for the explanation your detailed comments are very useful to understand the difference of how Blue Hat and S3 works.

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