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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Static Websites on Azure Storage

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of static websites on Azure Storage, which provides the ability to serve content from HTML, CSS and JavaScript files hosted on Azure Storage.

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of static websites on Azure Storage, which provides the ability to serve content from HTML, CSS and JavaScript files hosted on Azure Storage.
 
Static websites refer to those websites that can be loaded and served statically from a pre-defined set of files.
 
According to the company, the solution will make hosting of websites easy and cost-efficient. Your Azure Storage account creates a container named ‘$web’ for you and you can then upload your static content to this container for hosting. To enable static website hosting, you can make use of the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or Azure PowerShell.
 
 
Source: Microsoft 
 
Static websites on Azure Storage offer you the advantages of serverless applications, including pay-per-use billing, automatic scaling, and abstraction of the underlying infrastructure.
 
"One scenario where you might use static website hosting is to build a website to interact with your data in Azure Storage. You can secure your data by protecting your files via RBAC roles and Azure Active Directory authentication, and manipulate the data using the Azure JavaScript SDKs." wrote Sercan Guler Program Manager, Azure Storage.
 
To know more, you can visit the official announcement here.