Windows Azure using CNAME DNS records for multiple sites and SSL
In the past 3 weeks I seem to have had to answer this question more than any other. I’m not sure why the past few weeks should have had to have this one popping up so much but there you have it.
I thought I’d create a little “whiteboard video” to describe the process, what entries you have to make where in the service model and what modifications you have to make to your DNS if you want say the default planky.cloudapp.net site to be a little more like planky.com.
Also, if you have multiple sites hosted on your web role, how do you use host header support to give each site a more meaningful name. So that you type:
sales.planky.com or ops.planky.com
rather than the rather ugly:
planky.cloudapp.net/sales or planky.cloudapp.net/ops
Also, how do you set up SSL bindings to these sites so they bind to the correct address in Windows Azure…
Here’s the video: