After a recent post on where to host video files, I received a few questions about the finer points of managing an Amazon S3 account, so I’ve recorded two videos to hopefully clear up some of the confusion.

In the first, I take a look inside Amazon’s S3 Console, which you can reach at If you don’t already have an account, just click the yellow “sign up” button in the upper right. Signing up is quick and easy, and at the time of this writing, I believe they still provide a free account for 1 year, with up to 5 GB of storage.

Amazon S3 Overview

Setting Up and Using Cloudberry

While you can use the Amazon console to upload and manage all your content, it’s not always convenient. A better option is to use an S3 client such as Cloudberry (for PCs), Cyberduck , or S3 Fox (browser extension).

In this video, I show you how to connect Cloudberry to your S3 account, how to upload files, set file permissions, and retrieve the URL so you can embed the file in a blog post or on a web page.

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