But looks like it’s not that simple to have all three checks. Here is my path to have them:
I use FastMail for my personal and corporate email, and it works fantastic. Even if you add multiple domains, you can configure the MX DNS entries to FastMail, add Personas and you can have infinite email addresses, but pay for a single user. It’s really good.
I think it makes sense to host the DNS separate from your domain register, and DNSimple is one of the few that provides DNS hosting with Alias, so use them — with this link you and me will both get $5.
I use dreamhost (their latest UI tricks the user too much, so I won’t recommend them. One advantage is that privacy is included in the price). I guess any domain registrar will work. After buying the domain, set the namespaces to
Bucket name should be your new domain name, for example
myblog.com. I usually set public permissions to read
To upload the website, I use gulp-awspublish
Make sure your website can be open on the s3 public URL.
AWS has free https certificates, when you use their CDN (CloudFront). Request a certificate
If everything was filled up properly when you bought your domain and configured mail for it, you would get a batch of emails from Amazon, click on the provided link, and you are set.
I followed this article but with a slight change. For the Alternate Domain Names, set your domain name
Also check the redirect to HTTPS.
Test the website on the URL for CloudFront.
Add a new entry for the domain,
ALIAS, and point it to the CloudFront’s URL, like so
Pay attention that DNS entries must propagate, it can take a few minutes to hours to finish. But at the end, opening
myblog.com should redirect to