Azure Web Apps is a component of Azure App Services that provides a platform for hosting and managing web applications in the cloud. With Azure Web Apps, you can easily deploy and run web applications written in a variety of programming languages, such as .NET, Node.js, PHP, and Java, without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.
The key features of Azure Web Apps include:
Easy deployment: You can deploy your web applications using a variety of methods, including the Azure Portal, Visual Studio, Git, FTP, or a CI/CD pipeline. You can also easily integrate your applications with a variety of tools and services, such as Azure DevOps, GitHub, and Docker.
High availability and scalability: Azure Web Apps is designed to provide high availability and scalability, with automatic load balancing and automatic failover in case of a hardware failure. You can also easily scale your applications up or down based on your traffic and resource needs, and you can use the Azure Portal or API to monitor and manage your applications.
Custom domains and SSL certificates: You can use custom domains and SSL certificates with your web applications, and you can also configure custom domains and SSL certificates using the Azure Portal or API.
Security and compliance: Azure Web Apps provides a secure platform for hosting web applications, with features such as SSL encryption, Azure Active Directory integration, and managed certificates. The platform is also compliant with a variety of security standards and regulations, including SOC, ISO, and PCI.
In addition to these features, Azure Web Apps also provides a set of tools and services for monitoring and optimizing your web applications, such as Azure Monitor, Azure DevOps, and Application Insights. You can use these tools to monitor the performance and availability of your applications, and you can use Application Insights to diagnose and resolve performance issues.
Here are the steps to create an Azure Web App:
Sign in to the Azure Portal: Go to the Azure Portal (portal.azure.com) and sign in using your Microsoft account or Azure account.
Create a new Web App: Click on the “Create a resource” button and select “Web App” from the list of services. Fill in the required information, such as the name of the Web App, the subscription, the resource group, and the operating system.
Choose a deployment option: Select a deployment option for your Web App, such as “Code,” “Docker,” or “Azure Marketplace.” You can choose to deploy your application code from a source control repository, such as Git or GitHub, or you can choose to deploy a pre-built application from the Azure Marketplace.
Configure the Web App: Configure the Web App settings, such as the runtime stack, the app service plan, and the custom domains. You can also configure advanced settings, such as the network security group and the virtual network.
Deploy the Web App: Once you have configured the Web App, click on the “Create” button to deploy the Web App. The deployment process may take a few minutes, and you can monitor the deployment status from the Azure Portal.
Manage and monitor the Web App: Once the Web App has been deployed, you can manage and monitor the Web App using the Azure Portal or the Azure CLI. You can view the performance metrics, the logs, and the application settings, and you can also perform tasks such as scaling, deploying updates, and backing up the Web App.
These are the basic steps to create an Azure Web App, and the exact steps may vary depending on your specific requirements and the deployment option you choose. You can also use Azure DevOps and other tools to automate the deployment and management of your Web App.