S3 browser

Amazon S3 is a reasonably priced data storage service. Ideal for off-site backups, archiving and other data storage needs. Check out our pages about Amazon S3 to find out more.

S3 browser is a server-side PHP application that lets you manage your S3 storage and data in it using a web browser. To use S3 browser you’ll need a web server with direct access to the internet and support for PHP5 scripts. And obviously a web browser too :-)

WARNING

  • s3browser is an abandonware – I don’t have any plans to develop it further, release any new versions or keep it up-to-date featurewise with s3cmd . If you like it and it works for you, fine. If it doesn’t do what you need, tough. I now concentrate on s3cmd as the main tool and am keeping s3browser here just for historical reference.

Installation

  1. Download the package and save it to your web server.
  2. Either use tar xvfz s3browser-X.Y.Z.tar.gz from the command line or use your favourite archiving tool (e.g. WinZip) to extract files from s3browser-X.Y.Z.tar.gz or s3browser-X.Y.Z.zip package to the webserver folder.
  3. Browse to http://your-server.com/s3browser-X.Y.Z (use the real URL of course :-) and follow instructions. First a system check will be performed to verify that your web server and PHP meet the minimum requirements and then you’ll be asked to provide your Amazon AWS access key and secret key. To obtain these keys …
  4. … Go to http://aws.amazon.com/s3 and click the “Sign up for web service” button in the right column. Then work through the registration. You will have to supply your Credit Card details in order to allow Amazon charge you for S3 usage. At the end you should posses your Access and Secret Keys. Return back to your s3browser setup and fill these keys in.
  5. Enjoy s3browser ;-)

Usage

Hey, it’s a webpage. Use your mouse to click on the links and see what happens :-)

By Michal Ludvig for TGRMN Software on 22 August 2008

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