Azure Start Point | Your first Web App
In this post series we will go through some basic steps on how to start with Microsoft Azure. For start we will create a Web App.
If you don’t have an Azure Subscription, you can easily create a free trial by just going to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
Let’s create our first Web App. Go to the Azure Portal by navigating to https://portal.azure.com and click “+ Create a resource”
At the search box write “Web App” and press enter
At the search results. click the “Web App” and at the next screen just press “Create”
The “Web App Create” wizard will open.
|Enter a name for the App. This will be the Public name of your App. Azure by default provides the domain *.azurewebsites.net for free.
So in my example the prowebdev.azurewebsites.net will be the URL of my App
Select the Azure Subscription that will used to bill the Web App and a Resource Group. The Resource Group is used to organize the resources and provide role based access control among other.
OS: Select the Operating System platform that will host your Web App. This can be Windows, Linux or a Docker Container. For the test I will select Windows.
As you can see the wizard has selected an App Service Plan by default with a random name and location. The App Service Plan is actually the Web Server that will host out Web App. Click on the “App Service Plan/Location”
Add a name for the Web Server, select the Location that is nearest to you (or your clients) and the Pricing Tier.
By pressing OK you will return to the Web App create wizard and press Create. Now you can monitor the creating process of the App form the “Notifications” option at the top right of the portal, it is the button that has a ringing bell image. First you will see the “Deployment in progress…” message and as soon as the App is ready you will see the “Deployment completed” message.
Now if you go to the Resource group you will see two resources. The App Service and the App Service Plan. In high level, the App Service Plan is the web server and the App Service is the Web Application.
Now click the App Service and at its blade you can see your applications URL.
Click the URL and you will see the Demo page
Pantelis Apostolidis is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft and an ex Microsoft Azure MVP. For the last 15 years, Pantelis has been involved to major cloud projects in Greece and abroad, helping companies to adopt and deploy cloud technologies, driving business value. He is entitled to a lot of Microsoft Expert Certifications, demonstrating his proven experience in delivering high quality solutions. He is an author, blogger and he is acting as a spokesperson for conferences, workshops and webinars. He is also an active member of several communities as a moderator in azureheads.gr and autoexec.gr. Follow him on Twitter @papostolidis.