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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      • Chris Auld commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Blob storage is, in effect, a big massive scale static web server. THis makes it very suitale for directly serving certain types of static web sites that may be hit by a big spike in load. The one statis web server feature missing that is really hard to work around is a lack of a default document.

        It should be possible to set a single blob in each container as the default blob and this should be returned if the HTTP GET request provides only the container name.

        This would allow
        http://myservice.blob.core.windows.net/
        and
        http://myservice.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer/

      • Michael Khalili commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Right now the system sends xml to the user if a file isn't found. This isn't very friendly to someone browsing from the web. I would like to have a redirect to a custom url for 404 errors instead of xml.

        I can see the need for the xml when using the API so perhaps the redirect can be turned off when making the API calls.

        This is also important so I can track when files are missing.

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