What is the Amazon S3 Storage used for in Laravel?

Amazon S3 Storage is a mass object storage service, it is virtually unlimited and has amazing advantages. We will never need to worry about adding more storage volumes to our application infrastructure. Because of the scalability of Amazon, it will be responsible for providing as many storage volumes as required. It is practically and transparently imperceptible for the end-user as well as for us.

AWS S3 storage differs from other types of cloud computing storage types, For example, block and file storage. Here, each object is stored as a file along with its metadata. The objects are given appropriate ID’s. Applications will use this identity numbers to access the objects. This storage works differently from block and file storage where the developer accesses an object using the representational state transfer (REST) API.

The S3 object storage cloud service can give a subscriber access to the same systems that Amazon is using to run its own websites. S3 allows customers to upload, store and download practically any file or object that is up to 5 terabytes (TB) in size. The largest single uploads are capped at 5 gigabytes (GB).

Amazon S3 uses

AWS S3 can be used by small scale organizations and even to large enterprises. S3’s attributes of scalability, security, performance, and availability make it suitable to be used for a variety of data storage purposes. For example, some uses for S3 are the following.

  • Data storage,
  • Data archiving,
  • Data lakes,
  • Software delivery,
  • Data backup,
  • Disaster recovery,
  • Mobile applications,
  • Website hosting.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) devices,
  • Media hosting for music files, images, and videos (large files),
  • Application hosting for deployment, installation and management of web apps,

AWS S3 with Laravel

Amazon S3 with Laravel is a perfect combination. Laravel provides an easy way to upload files to Amazon S3. It is a very simple and easy process as Laravel has by default the configuration to use whenever a user wants to.

You will only require AWS credentials to integrate it successfully. It gives access to the console to create anew S3 bucket.

Benefits of AWS S3

Amazon S3 Storage has many benefits, for example:

  • 99.9% availability.
  • A permission system that allows access to files, that is completely configurable in AWS console.
  • Allows storing files between 0 bytes and 5 gigabytes in size.