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Building and Managing Web Applications with Azure App Service: A Comprehensive Guide

Azure App Service is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offered in Microsoft Azure that enables developers to quickly build, deploy, and scale web, mobile, and API applications. It provides a fully managed platform for building and hosting web applications using popular programming languages such as .NET, Java, Node.js, Python, and PHP.



Here are the steps to create a web app using Azure App Service:


  1. Log in to the Azure portal.

  2. Click on "Create a resource" and search for "Web App".

  3. Select the subscription and resource group you want to use.

  4. Enter a unique name for your web app.

  5. Choose your preferred runtime stack and operating system.

  6. Select the appropriate region for your web app.

  7. Click on "Review + create" and then click on "Create".


Once you have created your web app, you can deploy your application code using various deployment options such as continuous deployment from GitHub, Bitbucket, or Azure DevOps. You can also use deployment slots to streamline deployment and roll back a web app in Azure App Service.


Here are some use cases of Azure App Service:


1. Web Applications: Azure App Service is an ideal platform for hosting web applications of all sizes. It provides a fully managed platform that takes care of the underlying infrastructure and operating system so that developers can focus on building their applications.


2. Mobile Applications: Azure App Service provides a fully managed platform for building and hosting mobile applications using popular frameworks such as Xamarin and React Native.


3. API Applications: Azure App Service is an ideal platform for building and hosting API applications. It provides automatic scaling options that enable developers to respond to periods of increased activity by incrementally increasing the resources available.


4. Serverless Applications: Azure App Service provides support for serverless applications using Azure Functions.


By leveraging Azure App Service, developers can build and deploy web applications with ease while taking advantage of its many features.


Read below articles for more information.


(1) App Service — Build and Host Web Apps | Microsoft Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/app-service/?ref=calnus.com.

(2) Web App Service | Microsoft Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/app-service/web.

(5) Quickstart: Deploy an ASP.NET web app - Azure App Service. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/quickstart-dotnetcore.

(6) Microsoft Azure - Create Web Apps in Azure - GeeksforGeeks. https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/microsoft-azure-create-web-apps-in-azure/.

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