By combining four AWS services (S3, CloudFront, Route53, and CertificateManager), it's possible to host a static website that is performant and scalable for less than a dollar a month (depending on your traffic*).
S3 will host the files for the website, CloudFront will add some performance by caching the files at locations all around the world , and CertificateManager will give us a free SSL certificate. Route53 will let us put all these services behind the nice domain name we've purchased.
Part 1 is up now, introducing the project as a whole. This post will be updated as new parts are added.