CloudFront Distribution goes missing

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A while back I thought I would give CloudFront a try using the Free Tier. I created a distribution, uploaded a simple static hobbyist website, setup the github repo, the dns records and certificates and everything worked beautifully. Now a few weeks later, I log into the AWS Console again to play around some more and everything is gone. The console is not showing any distributions.

The website is still working fine, http headers and the certificate indicate it is being loaded from CloudFront and S3.

Any idea what could be going on? Thanks in advance.

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CloudFront distributions are region-specific, may be you just need to look into right region.

When you create a CloudFront distribution, you choose the region where you want to deploy it. The distribution will then use the CloudFront edge locations in that region to serve content to your users.

However, you can configure your distribution to use multiple regions by creating additional "origin" endpoints in different regions. Each origin represents a source of content that CloudFront can use to serve requests. By adding multiple origins in different regions, you can improve the performance and availability of your content delivery.

When a user requests content from your CloudFront distribution, CloudFront automatically selects the origin that is geographically closest to the user and serves the content from that origin. This helps to minimize latency and improve performance for your users.

It's important to note that each CloudFront distribution is associated with only one origin domain name. If you need to serve content from multiple domains or subdomains, you may need to create separate CloudFront distributions for each one.

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  • Cloudfront is only managed in the Global region which is us-east-1. You are also only able to add an ACM certificate that existings the the global region too.

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