Do I have to pay to for retrieving a data from storage (BLOB/OBJECT)? RRS feed

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  • Do I have to pay to for retrieving a data from storage (BLOB/OBJECT)?

    Or do only have to pay to for storage and use you API?

    For example:

    1 - I uploaded a file and opened access the file for all internet users.

    2 - Users visit my site, and the file is displayed on the page of my site.

    Do I have to pay for it? Is it retrieving a resource from storage?

    I also understand that I have to pay for storage and API.

    • Edited by semiromid Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:01 PM
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:01 PM

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  • You don't pay for API, but pay by transaction and by download(Traffic outside of Azure), and size of storage. 

    You can find more details on this link: 

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:44 PM
  • Tnahk you.

    I don't understand, i have to pay?

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:28 AM
  • Apologies for the delay! As @Adam informed You don't pay for API but pay for the transaction 

    You can enable static website hosting free of charge. You're billed only for the blob storage that your site utilizes and operations costs.

    For more details, refer ""

    For example: When you browser your website (Static website) you won’t be charged! When you perform download truncation will be charged.

    Hosting cost: The biggest benefit to hosting a static websites in Azure Blob Storage is the cost. Blob Storage is the cheapest option to store files in Microsoft Azure. There are two metrics that you pay for with Blob Storage: Storage and Bandwidth. Using the Azure Pricing Calculator you can easily calculate the cost associated with your static sites.
    If you had up to 1 GB of static files stored for your static websites, with a total monthly bandwidth usage of 10 GB / month, the total monthly hosting cost with Azure Blob Storage would be about $0.46 USD / month.

    Traditional shared hosting providers generally cost anywhere between $8 – $10 USD per month. The reason is you need to reserve some CPU and Memory resources on a VM to host your website. These are very useful for hosting dynamic web sites or applications with small amounts of traffic. However, if you have a static website then you don’t need CPU and Memory on a VM, all you need is storage and bandwidth. Since hosting a static website or static front-end to an API powered web application only requires storage and bandwidth, it makes Azure Storage a perfect service to host such a website. In this article I’ll explain what’s necessary to host static website in Azure Blob Storage, then I’ll show how you can estimate the hosting cost of the site as well. (Hint: It’s really cheap!)

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.

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    Friday, September 27, 2019 9:50 AM
  • Just checking in to see if the above answer helped. If this answers your query, do click “Mark as Answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.
    Monday, September 30, 2019 5:31 AM