Static website hosting in Azure blob storage
This would require supporting default file to render and somekind of redirect from root to a particular container.
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in public preview of static website hosting for Azure Storage to enable this scenario. Check out the blog post here for more details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-storage-static-web-hosting-public-preview. The feature set includes support for default documents and custom error documents for HTTP status code 404.
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Leow Kah Man commented
Gleb Boushev commented
I am freaking puzzled, how is it possible that the Azure storage team is not aware of the fact that this is possible???
Itay Shakury commented
Also interested in the feature. Please send update on progress as soon as possible.
Is there a recommended work-around to at least appease us until the feature is implemented?
Don't make me use S3 just for this. commented
Please. Surely it can't be that hard.
Hao Luo commented
There is a workaround using CDN. See Step 5 and 6 on https://blog.lifeishao.com/2017/05/24/serving-your-static-sites-with-azure-blob-and-cdn
You can realize this with Azure Functions Proxies that route to the blob storage.
Jerry O'Neal commented
We really need this feature.
Oleksiy Zelenyuk commented
do it finally!
"Static websites is on our backlog" up to now I am waiting 7 years for default object and 404Error return custom object when not exists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I have 14 years until I got my pension.
Hope I do one project with Azure, I have already with Rackspace and Amazon
Darrell Enns commented
Why does this need to depend on custom SSL domain support? Even without SSL, it would still allow serving unencrypted content, serving https using the azure domain name, or serving HTTPS with custom domain names by chaining it through CDN.
I was happy to see that https is supported by default (unlike AWS), but less happy to see that I cannot even set a default page (well... also unlike AWS).
If you're not planning to implement this in the next few months, please do provide at least an explanation or a workaround to all the frustrated people here.
This feature is just 7 years late
Steffen Gammelgård commented
This is simply a necessary feature for costeffective hosting of singlepage applications. unless ofcourse we like **** routes like [blobaddress]/index.html/#/[Something]/[SomethingElse]
Considering it's there in Google Cloud Storage AND Amazon AWS S3 it should make sense to make it here too.
I did in fact look into altertative ways to get the functionality (through a CDN) but no luck.
I guess there is no problem in hosting the singlepage application from Amazon or Google with a backend somewhere in Azure, but it just shouldn't be necessary
Can't believe this is still under review
Seriously, nothing yet? I don't believe, I'm going to move my blobs to Google Cloud.
This must be the new king of vapoware ...
Nathan Evans commented
Just asking again - when is this going to be added? Becoming unacceptable now. It is standard functionality of basically any HTTP document server since what 1994? Shall I open a priority support case since this is arguably a bug in Azure really?
Craig Deubler commented
What Bob said.
Seriously, it's ridiculous.
Dear mother of god. Welcome to people begging for something obvious, simple, should-have-been-there-from-the-beginning, now for S I X Y E A R S.