If you’ve a website, with static pages to host, don’t search a complicated solution, Microsoft released a hosting on an Azure storage account. Costs for the storage are available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/page-blobs/

Adios IIS/Apache servers, which are expensive in resources and maintenant, to host static websites.

To get started, create a new storage account on Azure, in v2:

Create a new storage account on Azure

Go in Static website menu and activate the functionality:

 Static website menu

Choose the name of your home page, and if you’ve one, the name of the error page. You also have the URL to access to the site. A container has also been created to host your pages:

Choose the name of your home page

You can access it directly with the web interface, via Storage Explorer. Select the web container, and send your HTML files, that you want to show:

Storage Explorer menu

Your website is now accessible, from a storage account, without any configuration, cool no? 🙂

Website is now accessible

VSAN from StarWind eliminates any need for physical shared storage just by mirroring internal flash and storage resources between hypervisor servers. Furthermore, the solution can be run on the off-the-shelf hardware. Such design allows VSAN from StarWind to not only achieve high performance and efficient hardware utilization but also reduce operational and capital expenses.

Learn more about ➡ VSAN from StarWind

If you want a custom URL, like starwind.com for example, you just need to register your DNS in the Custom Domain menu of your storage account:

Register your DNS in the Custom Domain menu of your storage account

As you can see, it’s very simple now to host a website, without any knowledge in IT, cheaper.

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Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.