Create Buckets

Last updated:2020-08-21 18:14:27

Create Buckets

After registering and activating Kingsoft Cloud KS3, you can start to create Buckets by using the KS3 management console. All files (Objects) in KS3 are stored in Buckets. You should create a Bucket before storing data in KS3.

Buckets restrictions

  • The total number of Buckets created by the same user cannot exceed 50.
  • Names of Buckets shall be globally unique within the KS3 service.
  • Once a Bucket is created successfully, its name and region cannot be modified.
  • The capacity of a single Bucket is unlimited.

Operation Steps

  1. Enter the KS3 management console interface:
  2. Click “Create Bucket”.

Note: Buckets must be named according to the naming convention. The Bucket name selected shall be unique among all existing Bucket names in KS3. After created, the Bucket names cannot be changed.

Buckets are named in the following rules:

  • Only lowercase English letters (a-z), numbers, and center line are allowed, i.e.: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz012345678-9
  • Must start and end with a letter or number
  • The length is between 3 and 63 characters
  • Cannot use the form of IP, e.g.,
  • Cannot start with kss

The specific process is as follows:

1.Buckets can be created in many ways, as shown below:


2.In the pop-up “Create Bucket” dialog box, select a region and enter a name for the Bucket. The Bucket must be named according to the naming convention. The selected Bucket name must be unique among all existing Bucket names in KS3. Bucket name cannot be changed after created.


3.In the Region box, drop down to select the Bucket’s data center. Region cannot be changed after ordered. To access KS3 services from Kingsoft Cloud Elastic Compute (KEC) instance through the internal network, you shall select the same region as your KEC. For more information, see “Access a Domain Name”.

4.In the Project Group box, drop down to select the Project Group in which the Bucket is located. After created, the Project Group where Buckets are located can be reset by users according to actual needs.

5.In the Storage Type radio box, select “Non-archive storage” or “Archive storage”. For non-archive Buckets, you can upload the standard and the low-frequency storages, which can be accessed without “restore”. The archive Buckets will store the long-term saved and infrequently accessed files, which may be accessed only after “restore”.

6.In the Access Control radio box, select the corresponding permissions.
Public read/write: Anyone (including anonymous users) can upload files to Buckets and List the files, and the costs of all these operations will be borne by the creator of Bucket. So please use this permission with caution.
Public read: Only the creator of the Bucket can write to the files in the Bucket, but anyone (including anonymous users) can List the files in the Bucket.
Private: Only the creator of the Bucket can upload and List files. Others cannot access the files in the Bucket.
6.Click the [OK] button. The Bucket is created.

Did you find the above information helpful?

Mostly Unhelpful
A little helpful
Very helpful

What might be the problems?

  • Insufficient
  • Outdated
  • Unclear or awkward
  • Redundant or clumsy
  • Lack of context for the complex system or functionality

More suggestions


Please give us your feedback.


Thank you for your feedback.