Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade Web Apps in seconds. Azure Web Sites allow users to concentrate on just Application and Data; leaving the rest of the layers like platform, run-time, firewall etc. to Azure. Azure Web Sites also have a portal to manually scale instance count, deploy from TFS, GIT etc.


Azure Websites is now called App Service Web Apps. Azure App Service lets developers rapidly build, deploy and manage powerful websites and web apps. You can build standards-based web apps and APIs using .NET, NodeJS, PHP, Python, and Java, while also delivering both web and mobile apps for employees or customers using a single back-end. APIs enabling additional apps and devices can also be securely delivered.


Key scenarios are:
• NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python
• Built-in AutoScale and Load Balancing
• High Availability with Auto-Patching
• Continuous Deployment with Git, TFS, GitHub
• SQL Databases, MySQL, DocumentDB, Search, MongoDB
• WordPress, Umbraco, Joomla, Drupal


Start Simple. Code Smart. Go Live.

Azure Websites

Start Simple
• Get started with 10 free web sites
• Create new sites in seconds
• Easily manage and scale your sites
• Automatic load balancing and shared storage across instances
• Scale out or up to reserved instances for improved performance and scale


Code Smart
• Use ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, or Node.js
• SQL Azure or MySQL databases
• Start with open source apps
• Develop with VS and WebMatrix
• Supports any Web development tool on any platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)


Go Live
• Rapid deployment for quick iteration
• Integrated source control with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Git
• Built-in monitoring of perf and usage data
• Quick access to request logs, failed requests diagnostics and diagnostics


Azure also allows the creation and deployment of mission critical Web Apps that scale with your business. Let’s see what more can be done with Microsoft Azure websites.


• Run any program or script on Azure Website VMs
• Run jobs continuously or on a schedule
• Integrate with Azure Storage or Service Bus


• Use ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python
• Run popular web apps
• Run CMS solutions including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Umbraco & DotNetNuke


• Easy to create and use data solutions
• Microsoft SQL, MySQL, DocumentDB, Search, MongoDB, Redis,Table Storage.
• Test apps for free with SQL & MySQL Database


No Ops
• Run Web apps in high-availability environment with automatic patching
• Web apps hosted in app-dedicated VMs
• Predictable performance and security isolation


Scale Automatically
• Scale-up or out quickly to handle any incoming customer load
• Manually select the number and size of VMs or set up auto-scaling to scale your servers based on load or schedule


On-premise Data Access
• Hybrid Connections & VNET: Access data from on-prem data centers or anywhere
• Azure AD: Enables you Limit access
• Migration Assistant: Analyze and migrate your site in a few clicks.


• Friction-free deployment
• Integration & deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket
• Build, test and deploy web app on code check-in or integration tests


Visual Studio
• Integration allows for a full lifecycle app management in one place
• Create and publish Web app.
• Debug in the cloud while consuming live log data


Asset Safety
• Automatically back up your site and database
• Your code and data is secure from disaster and easily restored allowing you to run your business with confidence


Real-time Analytics
• React to issues in real-time with monitoring and notification alerts
• Advanced app analytics and monitoring functionality from New Relic and AppDynamics for app performance


Testing & Staging
• Create multiple private testing and staging environments
• Swap to production with no downtime
• Web apps are pre-loaded web apps for best customer experience


• Bring your own domain and SSL Certificates
• Use any DNS domain with web app
• Custom IP and SNI based SSL, including wildcards