I have just managed to get my site running behind a Cloudfront distribution using the custom distribution API, but now i cannot login to the site using the standard old address (since i screwed around with DNS). The way i have it hooked up is as follows:
backendblog - real server blog - cloud front distribution told to get data from backendblog
visiting blog results in the page being returned (and quite fast too!) but none of the dynamic stuff (search, login, etc) work. comments work grand since they are managed by Disqus.
So, i have 2 questions around this:
1: how do i set it so that backendblog will allow me to login without redirecting to blog (if i set the config, it changes all the URLs... want the URLs to be what ever site the page loads on...) 2: how do i configure pages to have higher expire times so they stay in CloudFront longer?
Any ever try this?
the site, for reference, is blog.lotas-smartman.net (clodfront) or backendblog.lotas-smartman.net (dedicated box in Germany). have seen Pingdom avg response times drop massively in the last week with cloudfront...