Azure Web App
Most of small, medium and big clients want to run their web sites without really going through a pain of procuring and provisioning actual hardware, software and networking.
Azure Web app is a service offering from Microsoft Azure to solve above problem so that customers can focus only on websites rather and underlying painful logistics.
The Web Apps feature of Microsoft Azure App Service lets you rapidly build, deploy and manage powerful websites and web apps using .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Java and also support PowerShell and other languages
Azure App Services also features mobile apps, APIs and logic apps that enable additional apps and devices more securely.
Azure Web app is a one of oldest PaaS service provided by Microsoft Azure, it provides service for hosting your website or web application.
The actual compute and storage resources like CPU, memory, Disk in virtual machines (VMs) are hidden or isolated from end users. Capacity of these resources depends on the pricing tier you choose.
Features of Azure Web Apps
Following are some of the features Azure Web Apps:
Easy: Azure Web App provides very simple, easy and intuitive user interface to create and maintain web apps or web sites.
Support for Multiple languages: as stated above Azure Web App supports multiple languages like ASP.NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python, PowerShell and other scripts or executable.
Support for scaling: you can configure Azure Web app to Scale up or out manually or automatically.
Support on-premises integration: As most of the customer are still not completely moved cloud and still have many systems running onpremises, they want to seamless integration of cloud web sites with onpremises systems. Azure Web app can integrate with onpremises systems with the help of virtual networks or connectors.
Support for DevOps: Azure Web app provide seamless integration support with Visual studio online for DevOps capabilities.
Secure: Azure Web App supports Azure Active Directory integration for authentication and authorization; also azure complies with ISO information security standards, SOC2 accounting standards and PCI security standards.
Support for Backup Restore: you can configure Azure Web App to automatically backup and restore your apps.
Global Infra presence: Azure Web app provides you option to choose the location of web sites majority of user base across globe, so that infrastructure is provisioned accordingly in the nearby data centers.
Uptime SLA: Azure Web app provides 99.95% uptime SLA for standard tier customers.
Support for High availability: Azue Web apps supports Highly available and go redundant web sites.
Next part will focus on creating new azure web app and make use of available features.
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