Hosting static websites on Amazon S3

In an attempt to reduce debt and move some sites off my virtual server so I can close it down, I’ve decided to relocate the static websites over to Amazon S3. This post outlines how to do so, without the need of signing up for Amazon Cloudfront as well. Every example tutorial I found on it online talks about Route 53 and setting up Cloudfront. Cloudfront is nice, but I don’t really need CDN-like capabilities across 5 different data-centers for what I’m hosting.