How to deploy web application in azure

In this video we will discuss, how to deploy a web application (specifically webforms application) in azure. It doesn't really matter if it's web forms, MVC, or .NET core, the process is the same. You will see how easy it is. With just a few clicks, in just a few minutes, you have your app up and running.

Hosting web application in your own on-premises server

Compare this to hosting the application in your own on-premises server. It involves a lot of things.

on premise web hosting

  1. We need a physical or a virtual server
  2. Server operating system like windows or linux must be installed
  3. The server needs to be secured and configured. Install antivirus software, updates and patches. Configure firewall settings etc.
  4. To host a web application and make it available on the web, you need a web server like IIS, Tomcat, NGINX etc.
  5. You need to install and configure it correctly like security permissions, application pools, SSL setting etc.
  6. On top of this, you install your web application and any dependencies it may have.

Deploying web application from visual studio to azure

In the Solution Explorer, right click on the web application project and click on Publish 

deploy web application to azure

Select Azure and click Next

publish web app to azure

Select Azure App Service and click Next

visual studio 2019 deploy to azure

Click on the + sign

visual studio deploy to azure

  • Provide a Name for the App Service. This is the name that will be used to access the web application. PragimQuotes is the name I used, so to access the application I use the following URL in the browser.
  • Select your Subscription and Resource Group.
  • Finally hosting plan. We want to use a free hosting plan. Click on the New link.

visual studio deploy to azure app service

  • Provide a name, location and the size for the Hosting Plan. It is the size that determines what you pay and what features you get. I selected the Free pricing tier.
  • Remember to host a web application in Azure we need App Service and an App Service Plan. We discussed App Service and App Service Plan, including how to create them in the Azure portal, in our previous videos in this series.
  • Right now, we are creating them (App Service and App Service Plan) from within visual studio instead of going through the azure portal.
  • Click OK and the Finish. 

deploy web app from visual studio to azure

You will then be back on the following Publish screen. In the dropdownlist, your App Service is selected. Click on the Publish button.

deploy web app to azure

In a few minutes your app will deployed to azure and you can access it using the URL

In our next video, we will discuss how to deploy a web application that has a dependency on a database like SQL Server for example.

Azure tutorial for beginners

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