How to create your first Azure website
In this post, I’ll show you how to create your first website in Microsoft Azure. We’ll be focusing on using the Azure portal to do this, but if you’re an automation junkie or just prefer the command line you can also perform all of these steps via PowerShell as well.
I remember the days when creating a personal website was a major chore. I had to figure out how to install web server software, create a website, fiddle with ports and NAT settings to allow inbound HTTP port 80 on my firewall, and a lot of other finagling. Not to mention, my website would break if I performed some patches or accidentally tripped over the power cable! It wasn’t easy, but I’m a geek so I loved it. Nowadays, though, I don’t much care about how to get the website going. I just want the website! I want the services I care about ASAP and, luckily for me (and millions of others), I can with Microsoft Azure Web Apps.
Microsoft Azure has dozens of different cloud offerings. One of its most popular is the web app service. The reason is that it’s a PaaS offering which essentially means I no longer have to fiddle with an infrastructure to come up with a website. All of the tasks of getting a server up and running, fiddling with network settings, etc., are gone. I can simply specify a few different parameters I’d like my website to have, wait a few minutes, and my website is created…
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