Some Common Concepts of AWS

Here are my answers to some concepts in Amazon web services.


Edge Locations In AWS Cloud Front

An edge location is where end-users access services located at AWS. They are located in most of the major cities around the world and are specifically used by CloudFront to distribute content to end-user to reduce latency. It is like a frontend for the service we access which are located in the AWS cloud.

The AWS Global Infrastructure is designed and built to deliver the most flexible, reliable, scalable, and secure cloud computing environment with the highest quality global network performance available today.

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Amazon CloudFront is a web service that speeds up distribution of your static and dynamic web content, such as. HTML, . CSS, . ... CloudFront delivers your content through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations.

Amazon CloudFront uses a global network of 166 Points of Presence (including 155 edge locations and 11 regional edge caches) in 65 cities across 29 countries.




To create a VPC peering connection with a VPC in a different region

  1. Open the Amazon VPC console at
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Peering ConnectionsCreate Peering Connection.
  3. Configure the following information, and choose to Create Peering Connection when you are done:
    • Peering connection name tag: You can optionally name your VPC peering connection. Doing so creates a tag with a key of Name and a value that you specify.
    • VPC (Requester): Select the requester VPC in your account with which to request the VPC peering connection.
    • Account: Ensure My account is selected.
    • Region: Choose Another region, select the region in which the accepter
  4. In the confirmation dialog box, choose OK.
  5. In the region selector, select the region of the accepter VPC.
  6. In the navigation pane, choose Peering Connections. Select the VPC peering connection that you've created, and choose ActionsAccept Request.
  7. In the confirmation dialog, choose Yes, Accept. A second confirmation dialog displays; choose Modify my route tables now to go directly to the route tables page, or choose Close to do this later.



To activate the request, the owner of the accepter VPC must accept the request. For an inter-region VPC peering connection, the request must be accepted in the region of the accepter VPC.

If the VPCs have overlapping IPv4 CIDR blocks, or if the account ID and VPC ID are incorrect or do not correspond with each other, the status of the VPC peering connection immediately goes to failed.


The best way to copy files from Windows to Linux using the command line is through pscp. It is very easy and secure. For pscp to work on your windows machine, you need it to add its executable to your systems path. Once it is done, you can use the following format to copy the file.


  • Click the Start menu on your PC and search for Remote Desktop Connection.
  • Launch Remote Desktop Connection and click on Show Options.
  • Select the Local Resources tab and click More.
  • Under Drives, check the box for your C: drive or the drives that contain the files you will transfer and click OK.
  • Enter your connection details and click Connect.

Once connected, open Windows Explorer or My Computer from your server and you will be able to see the drives you shared. Drag and drop files to a folder on your server to transfer the files.