Azure Web Sites With Custom Domains for Ten Bucks a Month
Some recent improvements to Azure have made it possible to host a web site with a custom domain for just under ten bucks a month. This is a big improvement over the previous options of either staying with the “Free” web site mode and this sub-optimal domain masking trick or moving to the more expensive “Reserved” web site mode. There’s now a new web site mode called “Shared” and this level allows you to map your custom domain name (including a naked domain) to your Azure web site.
Here’s the updated Azure portal UI with the new “Web Site Mode”:
I’m currently configured to use the “Reserved” mode but you can see the new “Shared” mode in the middle and details about the mode in the pop-out.
I won’t walk through the details of setting this up as the necessary steps are well outlined in the following posts:
- Configuring the new “Shared” hosting option
- Configuring a custom domain for a Windows Azure web site
Hope this helps,