We have entered a new era of the internet. An era of infinite bandwidth! Now you can take advantage of Amazon's vast network of servers to allow your website to survive even the most extreme spikes in bandwidth. Here's a tutorial on how to to access S3 like an FTP server to host your bandwidth sucking media files (pictures, videos, mp3's, zips or any other type of file).
And in this article, I'll show you how you can integrate your existing website on any typical hosting platform to "tap in" to this infinite bandwidth supply and leverage the power of the Amazon S3 infrastructure.
Some bandwidth hogging articles have recently been posted to Nerd Business. A few readers have asked me, "are you crazy?" Indeed, hosting hundreds of wallpapers & thousands of icons for nerds across the globe may seem like bandwidth suicide.
And it certainly would be. If you were a dumbass. Hosting from any typical webhost means there are limitations on bandwidth. You can't just host a thousand images on one page and expect to be lollygaggin' as it hits the Digg front page.