How can we improve Azure Storage?

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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
        HOW LONG?
        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Free commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Steffen Gammelgård commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Roberto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously, nothing yet? I don't believe, I'm going to move my blobs to Google Cloud.

      • Nathan Evans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

        That's Microsoft.

      • Jack Guy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        C'mon Microsoft. I'm going to have to move to S3 and I really don't want to...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any comment from Microsoft personnel?

        This is an important requirement for hosting for example single page applications using blob storage.

      • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's unfortunate that this feature does not exist. I'm now going to need to use AWS for all of my hosting needs due to this missing feature which is central to my business plans.

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