Hosting content on Microsoft Azure
  • 24 Mar 2022
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Hosting content on Microsoft Azure

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  1. Open the Azure portal in your web browser.
  2. Create a storage account (if you don't already have one).
  3. Locate your storage account and display the account overview.
  4. Select Static website to display the configuration page for static websites.
  5. Select Enabled to enable static website hosting for the storage account.
  6. In the Index document name field, specify a default index page of index.html . The default index page is displayed when a user navigates to the root of your static website.
  7. Click Save. The Azure portal now displays your static website endpoint.
  8. Click the " $web" (link to Azure storage container for this account) in this page.
  9. Upload all the static files in this storage and make sure to provide public read access. You can now access your website content using the account endpoint.

Additional Information:

Step 1: Export Whatfix content

  1. Navigate to the Whatfix Dashboard.

  2. On the top right, click the Settings icon.

  3. Click Export Content.
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If you do not see Export Content option, contact Whatfix Support at [email protected].

  1. Click Export. An email with a link to download the content is sent to your registered email ID. Download the zip file.

Step 2: Configure and Upload Content

    There are different ways to host your content on Azure. Click the link below to evaluate your options.
    For detailed instructions, see Hosting your content on Microsoft Azure.

Step 3: Change Endpoint URL

  1. Navigate to your Azure instance and copy the Endpoint URL for your static website hosting.

  2. Replace in your content with the Endpoint URL that you copied in the step above.

  3. Refresh your application to see all the exported content.

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  • Once you have hosted your content on Azure, Whatfix recommends using a CDN to serve your content to ensure content scalability and good performance.
  • See Integrate a static website with Azure CDN for setting up your Whatfix content on Azure CDN.

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