It is the most common and popular format of URL. If you attempt to access the URL that has expired, you will only find some error message. You can still keep that file in your S3 account and don’t have to remove it in order to remove access for others. Click on ‘HTTP URL’ radio button to get the
It is also an http URL but works over secure socket layer. In other words, https works over secure mechanism. It is useful when user wants secure communication of response/request between client servers. Generally, it is used with commercial exchange of data. To generate https URL, you need to click on 'HTTPS URL' radio button to get the
This type of URL is used to generate simple URL of the selected domain name with http/https protocols.
i.e. If you select cloudfront domain, then your URL will be http(s)://sdk3sf3sdfk3dsf.cloudfront.net/index.html.
Use Bucket Name as Virtual Host:
Using this option, Bucket Explorer replaces s3.amazonaws.com with bucket name and construct the URL like your host (website name) URL. Make sure the bucket name is the same as the host name (e.g. images.bucketexplorer.com). After generating
URL, you should use CNAME entry; otherwise, URL will not work.
URL Format: http://<domainname>/objectname
(excluded "s3.amazonaws.com" from Bucket Name)
are represented via bucket name and file name with extension.
'Torrent URL' generates a URL that is in the form of
file. Using this URL, object can be downloaded with a
Bit Torrent client
application. Since this application fetches data from various sources, it saves both time and bandwidth usage. It also eliminates the dependency from the particular host. To generate torrent URL, you need to click on "Torrent URL" button and you will get the URL(s) with
'Signed URL' is the URL which is valid for a specific period of time. That's why, it is also known as "Time Limited Signed URL". Using Bucket Explorer, you can set a fixed expiration time for a URL. Upon expiry, the URL will no longer remain active and if you attempt to access the URL once it has expired, you will only find some error message. You can still keep the file in your S3 account and you don’t have to remove it from S3 account in order to remove access for others.
purpose of signed URL
is to share the pages that have time sensitive information or when you want to share a file with someone without making it available to everyone on the net. Such information becomes stale once a definite time passes out.