Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

Introducing Azure App Service Support Center

“Why was my Web App down?” “How do I fix it?”   These are the common questions with no easy answers. Wouldn’t it be nice if solutions on what to do next are readily available? The Azure App Service Support Center is the answer. You can access it via “Diagnose and solve problems” in the… Read more

Connect Azure App Service to Azure database for MySQL and PostgreSQL via SSL

Azure Database for MySQL (Preview) and Azure Database for PostgreSQL  (Preview), both services support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)  encryption. By default if you create a MySQL or PostgreSQL server using this server SSL is required to connect to all databases on that server. With Web Apps , the application needs to provide the certificate authority (CA) is… Read more

Create Django Web app with PostgreSQL

This tutorial describes how to get started running Django on Azure Web Apps with Azure Database for PostgreSQL(Preview). Web Apps provides limited free hosting and rapid deployment, and you can use Python. Before you begin If you don’t have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin. Deploy from Marketplace This blog post… Read more

Application Insights integration with Functions now in preview

Azure Functions support for Application Insights has moved out of limited beta and into a wider public preview. We’ve also added support to add Application Insights on create, as well as, a direct link from Azure Functions’ portal to the Application Insights blade. We’ve also added additional settings to help control what data get sent… Read more

Enable PHP error logging in App Service

By default PHP error logging is turned off. When your application experiences issues , it would be beneficial to turn the logging on to investigate to root cause of the issue and mitigate it. There are different ways to do this based on whether you are using App Service on Windows or Linux. Follow the steps below… Read more

Azure Mobile Apps Quickstart Samples available as GitHub repositories

We recently made a change to the way that we manage the Azure Mobile Apps quickstarts. In the past, when you created a Mobile App, you could go to the Quickstart blade and download a client. This mechanism is still available to you. However, we have also made these quickstart projects available as GitHub repositories…. Read more

WordPress on Web app for Containers

Web Apps on Linux allows running web apps natively on Linux. WordPress is popular blogging platform primarily used on Linux distributions.  Today we have released WordPress for App Service on Linux in the Azure marketplace that helps you quickly create a WordPress application on Web apps (Linux) . This docker image enables you to run a… Read more

Announcing Try App Service: API Apps

Today we are very excited to announce the addition of Azure API Apps to Try App Service. You can now create free trial API Apps with no credit card in a matter of seconds! API Apps provide a streamlined PaaS experience for hosting APIs. Leverage turnkey security, rich Visual Studio integration, and Swagger support to… Read more

New integrated portal for Azure Functions

I’m excited to announce a new integrated portal experience for Azure Functions, which provides a more streamlined experience that is more integrated with the rest of the Azure Portal. It’s now much easier to manage one or more Function Apps…. Read more