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Custom hostnames with App Service

Introduction App Service has been supporting custom hostnames for a while now, you can read about this feature here. App Service has a shared front-end so before you can use a custom hostname with your app, you need to verify domain ownership by creating the required DNS records. This is done to prevent hostname squatting… Read more

Deployment Slots Preview for Azure Functions

The Azure Functions Consumption Plan now includes a preview of deployment slots. Deployment slots are a valuable component of a cloud ready application development lifecycle. The feature enables development and production environment separation to isolate critical production workloads. At the same time deployment slots create a natural bridge between development and production where the next… Read more

Pick the right data solution for Azure App Service

App Service makes building data driven solutions easier via the Azure portal. Azure app service supports various data solutions like SQL , MySQL  etc. To help understand how these data solutions work with App Service (Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Functions) and pick the right solution based on your needs, view the table below.  * Free Azure SQL… Read more

MySQL in-app feature for Web Apps on Linux

MySQL in-app for Linux Web App is not the same as MySQL in-app feature for Windows Azure Web App . For Linux web apps , we leverage the docker container to build MySQL as part of the image used to deploy in the Azure portal, for example WordPress on Linux. These custom images are available on… Read more

Wiki : WordPress on App Service

The Azure Marketplace provides a wide range of popular web apps developed by open source software communities, for example WordPress. The following table of content below will get started on running WordPress on App Service from creating , managing , configuring , performance and troubleshooting WordPress app. WordPress and Azure App Service What is WordPress? Create… Read more

Connecting existing Web App to Azure database for MySQL (Preview)

The following steps show how to connect your existing web app on Azure App Service running on MySQL in-app or other MySQL solutions in Azure to Azure database for MySQL (Preview). Before your begin Log in to the Azure portal . Create a MySQL database on Azure database for MySQL (Preview) service . For details… Read more

Azure Functions API development updates

From HTTP triggers to proxies, Azure Functions provides a variety of tools to make developing serverless APIs quick and easy. The team has been hard at work on improvements to the API development story, including new capabilities for Azure Functions Proxies, as well as a faster way to get your APIs into PowerApps and Microsoft… Read more

Announcing Try App Service: Web App on Linux (Containers)

Web App on Linux is now available for Try App Service. You can now create free trial Web App running on Linux App Service without credit card. All you need is an MSA account. App Service Web App on Linux (Preview) enables developers to run their cloud apps natively on Docker Containers for Linux. It… Read more