Daily Archives: May 19, 2012


Hosting a Static Website on Amazon and Azure: Part 3-Hosting on Windows Azure

In Part 1 of this three-part series, I explained that it is simple and affordable to host an entire static website out of cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 and Windows Azure Blob Storage. I also covered what I meant by a static website (no PHP scripting), and I offered a few pointers in PHP-freeing a website, especially in the areas of mobile site redirection, contact forms, and moving a self-hosted WordPress Blog to WordPress.com. In Part 2, I showed how to get one’s feet wet with Amazon S3 and how to actually port a now-optimized website over to and host the entire website right out of Amazon S3.

In this entry, I would like to show how to basically do the same thing, this time using Windows Azure Blob Storage as the cloud hosting provider.