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  1. spydy

    Please Give SPDY(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDY) for Azure Web/Cloud sites

    147 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for contacting the Azure Web Sites team, James. We are currently planning supporting SPDY. Please note that this is a low-level change that requires efforts across multiple teams within Microsoft, and therefore will take a significant amount of time.

    • 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!

      101 votes
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      • Web Sites in vnets and affinity groups

        There should be an option to add web site to affinity group or vnet. In example: I have my own MariaDB/Linux server as VM in vnet/affinity group and I want to connect my Web Site with this DB. I wish to have both in one affinity group to get better performance and in one vnet to get it in separate network (without openning DB server to web site shared IP). Web Site should have an option to:

        1) have an external, shared IP as it is right now
        2) have an internal IP from vnet namespace

        In this option, if…

        82 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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…

          67 votes
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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.

            48 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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.

            • Please update the instructions & hints on "Manage Domains" modal with accurate instructions!

              Currently the instructions and hints within the "Manage Domains" modal are inaccurate (have been for over a year or 2). This is causing a lot of wasted time and effort for something that should take 10 minutes. In many cases (especially for wildcard/dynamic subdomains) the frustration caused by trying to implement the instructions (which never work regardless of how many variations on the instructions are tried) are causing developers to abandon Websites in favor of Cloud Servers, and with the sacrifice of important Website features. This should not be a trade off!

              39 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.

                32 votes
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                • Add support for Caching Service

                  Similar to how you can split a web role and use some memory for a shared cache. Would be great if you could configure a reserved website in the same fashion. Would allow us to make use of caching in our websites without having to spawn an additional cloud service.

                  28 votes
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                  • 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"

                    25 votes
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                    • Add some FTP users

                      some customer want to add FTP users to Single WebSite to ensure same operational model as today. Can we consider it to add current FTP services?
                      Like:
                      user1.domain\servicesname
                      user2.domain\servicesname

                      22 votes
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                      • Smarter domain name handling across accounts

                        Please look at this issue on S.O: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21548803/awverify-not-propergating It looks like Azure is not allowing two website (even in different accounts) to use the same host names. If someone with an unrelated account to yours has a host name set (legacy or by accident) that matched yours. This could be catastrophic! I'm hoping there is a smart way to handle this to ensure that this type of collision does not occur for others. Is it possible that an "awverified" domain that is later lost (but remains set up as a hostname in azure) and bought by someone else also using…

                        19 votes
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                        • Option to choose if my config settings are copied during staging to production swap

                          I have my WAWS staging config settings defined in the portal to use a connectionstring that points to my staging azure SQL db.

                          I also have my production WAWS config settings defined in the portal to use a connectionstring that points to my production azure SQL db.

                          When I choose to swap my sites, the production connectionstring is updated to use the staging connectionstring. Which now means my production site is now pointing to my staging database and not my production database.

                          Surely I should be given the option to prevent certain settings from being copied from staging to production?

                          17 votes
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                          • 17 votes
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                            • Alerts should be tied to Environment (Prod/Staging), not Deployment Id

                              Alerts should be tied to Environment (Prod/Staging), not Deployment Id.
                              It should be possible to configure an alert for Production Environment of a service, which will "stick" even after such events as a deployment being deleted and recreated, or staging/prod VIP being swapped. Current way of configuring alerts where they are tied to specific deployment Id wouldn't allow that (and would be different from how other things like staging/health monitoring are set up).

                              16 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).

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Monitoring for the reserved server my reserved websites are running on

                                  Monitoring a single website in Azure is great, but you can run up to 100 or 200 websites on 1 reserved server. I have no idea how my reserved SERVER is performing. Show me the metrics.

                                  The data is available somewhere, because autoscale uses it to autoscale your reserved websites. I would also like to see it somewhere in the management portal.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Support for Github

                                      Support for guthub such that the TFS experience is the same possibly with a different build server stack such as Team City or Jenkins

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Password Management

                                        Is there a module for managing site usernames and passwords? I use FTP to upload content and easily lose track of the many usernames and passwords generated for access.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • redirect HTTP requests for /index.html to / on BLOB requests like Amazon S3 does. This will allow users to publish complete static sites.

                                          Basically, emulate the way Amazon does it for S3. Right now BLOB+CDN is useless for people who use static website generators like Jekyll

                                          8 votes
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