What is AWS?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully-featured services from data centers globally.
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
What is AWS S3?
Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a service offered by Amazon Web Services that provides object storage through a web service interface. Amazon S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its global e-commerce network.
Sometimes, all you want to do is generate temporary URLs for files that you have stored on your AWS S3 bucket. For instance, you would want to use this to prevent the hotlinking of images.
Laravel provides an easy way to do so. To create temporary URLs of files.