Routing a root domain / zone apex / naked domain to Amazon S3

Even though the sound of hosting a static website entirely out of Amazon s3, it has a catch. You can only host subdomains there (including,, etc assuming your primary domain name is but not “apex domain” like

I had an idea of redirecting the traffic to one of my VPSes and then redirecting via .htaccess or PHP to at which point www is already hosted on s3

Just to double check, I posted the question online and got a reply from D. Svanlund who pointed me out to an awesome time-saver service still in beta called They are right when they say Zone Apex issue on Cloud.