When you request pay for s3 download – are the download via the internet (meaning – you can read the file using a static website/bucket to a bucket only) or can be actually downloaded to your computer?
Thank you in advances for your help
I think you’re talking about "Requester Pays" for S3 buckets. I would encourage you to try this out for yourself to get a good idea about how this feature works and the limits around Requester Pays. Takes about 5 minutes or less to set it up.
Sure you can download to your computer, but you’d need to supply the x-amz-request-payer in the request so AWS can know who to charge. Additionally, enabling Requester Pays disables anonymous access.
Probably not something that would work with a static website and web browser. It’s generally used more for distributing subscription-type data…like huge geolocation files or web crawling logs…where companies purchase access to that data and have to pay to download it.