Web Apps (formerly Websites)

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  1. Implement the ability to move/change datacenter so I can easily move a website running reserved mode from fx North Europe to West Europe.

    Implement the ability to move/change datacenter so I can easily move a website running reserved mode from fx North Europe to West Europe.

    272 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add deploy support for Ruby (Rails/Sinatra...) applications

      Ruby on Rails and other Ruby frameworks are now very popular, it would be great to have support for that!

      217 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

        Thanks for your suggestion, Luca. We recognize the value of Ruby and we will consider this.

      • Allow Web Sites join to a Cloud-Only Virtual Network

        So Web Sites can securely communicate with other Web Sites, Cloud Services e VMs.

        Other ideas like this were marked as complete, but the actual solution is for Hybrid Connections, not Cloud-Only Virtual Networks...

        195 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  Ben CohenBen Cohen responded

          Hey!

          First, thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your insight into the directions we can be taking Azure Websites. Also, apologies for the delayed response time – we get a lot of feedback and we try to answer in a timely manner, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. Anyways, we’re looking into this at the moment to see what solutions we currently have that support your needs, or, lacking that, what plans we have to extend the service with the relevant functionality.

          You’ll hear an update from us soon!

          Thanks

        • 193 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            planned  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

            Thanks for your note, Andrew. We do have some changes and updates planned for hosting plans to make it easier to use. Please check back on our blogs for updates.

          • static IP addresses - inbound and outbound - for Azure Websites

            Need a way to know where communication is coming from when solution is hosted on an Azure Websiite. Outbound IP communication from Azure Websites is difficult to secure as it can change addresses without notice.

            169 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  Ben CohenBen Cohen responded

              First, thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your insight into the directions we can be taking Azure Websites. Anyways, we’re looking into this at the moment to see what solutions we currently have that support your needs, or, lacking that, what plans we have to extend the service with the relevant functionality.

              You’ll hear an update from us soon!

              Thanks

            • add support for Meteor on Azure Websites

              The Meteor platform has reached the 1.0 milestone and have matured quite a bit.

              It would be great if you could host a Meteor solution on Azure Websites.
              It ought to be possible on a virtual machine bit I feel that it is a bit overkill.

              150 votes
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              • Add support for out-of-process ETW listeners to Azure Websites

                As an Extension or built-in, having support for an ETW out-of-process listener would allow me to migrate my API work loads to Azure Websites. We use ETW for telemetry and logs. See http://www.nuget.org/packages/EnterpriseLibrary.SemanticLogging.Service/

                144 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  Nir MashkowskiNir Mashkowski responded

                  Thanks for the input! We are doing some work on exposing ETW events. Checking with the team on what can be done.

                • 1 record to verify domain ownership instead of 1 for every single hostname.

                  Right now to add a custom domain you have to create a CNAME to verify ownership of the domain, but you have to do it for every single record you create. Incredibly inefficient and unnecessary. If I can create one record for the domain, I can create any number. Requiring a CNAME for every single DNS record is absolutely pointless, and creates a bunch of unnecessary back and forth with DNS providers. One record to verify the root of the domain should be enough. Once it's been verified I should be able to add any number of custom subdomains under…

                  132 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for free SSL certs like those from Let's Encrypt

                    Now that the EFF and Mozilla are backing the Let's Encrypt project to provide everyone free SSL certs, it would be great if you would permit free usage of SSL certs on Azure Websites.

                    130 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow map azure file share (Microsoft Azure File Service)

                      Allow access using SMB to an Azure File Share from Azure Web Sites

                      127 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                        Thanks for your note, Alejandro. We will take a look at this and see what we can do.

                      • Add azure commandlets

                        There is a possibility to run windows powershell scripts in Azure websites but if developers were able to run the Azure powershell commandlets they can unlock the Power of Azure powershell!

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                        • Transfer websites and other assets from one subscription to another.

                          Often websites, databases, and other assets are being developed on a free subscription, then the project grows and there's no way to transfer these to a paid subscription. The website has to be taken offline (so the prefix can be re-used), then has to be re-created in the new subscription.

                          There should be an easy way to move things from one subscription to another.

                          120 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            planned  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                            Thanks for contacting the Windows Azure Web Sites team, Russ. We are looking into enabling this for customers. Until then, you can perform this operation by contacting Microsoft support.

                          • Add Azure WebJob in Visual studio should have support for console applications written in F#

                            I as money other is using F# more and more to write all types of applications, and now I've come to webjobs. It is possible to deploy F# console applications but you have to add the webjob-publish-setting.json file and the relevant nuget packages manually. This should be supported in the "Add Webjobs" dialogue. As it is now you can only add regular C# console applications, but it is no reason this limit exist since F# console applications works just as fine.

                            105 votes
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                            • Support OWIN Self-Hosting In Azure Websites

                              Make it possible to publish an OWIN self-hosted web application with Azure websites instead of just the Web-Roles and VM instances.

                              95 votes
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                              • Add Ruby on Rails to Azure Web Sites ( http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/web-sites/ )

                                Azure Web Sites only supports C#, Node.js, PHP, and Python. Please add support for Ruby (and Ruby on Rails).

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                                  6 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  under review  ·  Erez BenariErez Benari responded

                                  Hi Rogelio and thanks for your suggestion. I will take this to the product team and see if this is something we can do.

                                • Upgrade SSL (Current grade B according to ssllabs.com)

                                  I see a lot of previous reports about this but still my site's current grade is B according to ssllabs.com, with the following issues:

                                  1) Certificate uses a weak signature. When renewing, ensure you upgrade to SHA2.
                                  2) This server accepts the RC4 cipher, which is weak. Grade capped to B.
                                  3) The server does not support Forward Secrecy with the reference browsers.

                                  Please fix this ASAP

                                  77 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    started  ·  Nir MashkowskiNir Mashkowski responded
                                    1. is now supported
                                    2. is in the works, will update when done
                                    3. this is a challenge with our architecture, will update when we have a plan \ ETA
                                  • Application Initialization to warm up specific pages when app pool starts

                                    I want to use IIS8's Application Initialization feature, but it has to be enabled in the Azure Websites VM first. I need this so I can warm up a list of individual pages before Azure declares the site fit for duty and directs traffic to it. The appropriate tool for this job is Application Initialization:

                                    http://www.iis.net/configreference/system.webserver/applicationinitialization

                                    There are no good workarounds I'm aware of. I don't want to leav PaaS for Web Roles just for this. I've heard others suggest traffic monitoring or custom scripts, but none of those even have access to the target instance at that crucial moment--the…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      under review  ·  Nir MashkowskiNir Mashkowski responded

                                      Thanks for the detailed feedback. We are looking into it… Glad the site slot swap got you some of the way there!

                                    • Remove the limit of the custom domain names in Azure Websites

                                      Currently there is a hard limit of 250 custom domain names in the Websites and it's not related to the hosting plan. In case of a SaaS mutitenant application where each tenant should access it through custom domain name this limit is very restrictive as you can easily have more than 250 tenants.

                                      70 votes
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                                        under review  ·  Nir MashkowskiNir Mashkowski responded

                                        We recently implemented change and increased the limit to 500.
                                        Larger quantities will take an architecture change. We are looking into it.

                                      • Allow customers to replace the ".azurewebsites.net" domain with a custom domain.

                                        Allow customers to replace the ".azurewebsites.net" domain with a custom domain for the default. For example: "website-name.mycompanywebsites.com"

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                                        • Add SSL support for Shared Websites

                                          I'm running a number of services on the Azure platform for a low budget University research project. Unfortunately we don't meet the minimum requirements to apply for the Azure for Research program and so we're stuck trying to keep costs to a minimum.

                                          We need a single website which has a secure log-on function.

                                          It seems ridiculous that Free tier Azure Websites can take advantage of Azure's built-in Authorization/Authentication app on the standard *.azurewebsites.net domain but a Shared tier website which has the ability to add a custom domain cannot use the built in app because it can't add SSL…

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                                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            under review  ·  Nir MashkowskiNir Mashkowski responded

                                            Thanks for the feedback! We are currently looking at some SSL functionality changes and will consider this feedback.

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