Azure App Service and Functions team Blog

The latest from the App Service and Functions engineering teams

Python 2.7 Now Available for App Service on Linux

Python 2.7 has been added to the public preview of Python on Azure App Service (Linux).  With this recent addition developers can enjoy the productivity benefits and easy scaling features of Azure App Service using Python 2.7, 3.6 or 3.7.  More details on the public preview of Python support on Azure App Service (Linux) are… Read more

WordPress on Linux Updated

Updated image for WordPress on Linux We have recently updated the WordPress on Linux offering on Azure Marketplace.  In this version we have replaced Apache/mod_php with Nginx/PHP-FPM, we’ve seen the improved performance in our internal testing.  Customers can use the WordPress on Linux image from the Azure Marketplace to create a new WordPress site and… Read more

PHP Minor Version Update for November 2018

Latest version updates to PHP In November 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions. For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website. PHP Version Change Log 5.6.38 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.38 7.0.32 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.32 7.1.22 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.22 7.2.10 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.10… Read more

Announcing Bring your own Storage to App Service

Bring your own Storage to App Service now in Public Preview We’re excited to announce the “Bring Your Own Storage” feature to App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers. Available in public preview, “Bring Your Own Storage” supports mounting Azure Blobs and Azure Files into your Azure App Service. You can configure up… Read more

Announcing the New Auto Healing Experience in App Service Diagnostics

Note: Currently, this new experience is only for Windows web apps for now. Hopefully, most of the time your apps are running healthily and happily. However, sometimes your app may run into issues, resulting in downtimes, slowness, or other unexpected behaviors. We’ve built App Service Diagnostics to help you diagnose and solve issues with your… Read more

Windows Containers on Azure App Service Public Preview

This morning we announced the public preview of Windows Container support on Azure App Service Web App for Containers.  You can read the announcement blog, which covers the new capabilities and Dv3 powered SKUs, here – https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-of-windows-container-support-in-azure-app-service/ This public preview will enable new opportunities for customers looking to modernize their existing applications.  For example here are… Read more

PHP Minor Version Update for September 2018

Latest version updates to PHP In September 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions. For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website. PHP Version Change Log 5.6.37 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.37 7.0.31 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.0.31 7.1.20 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.20 7.2.8 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.8… Read more

PHP Minor Version + Xdebug Update for August 2018

Latest version updates to PHP In August 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions. For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website. PHP Version Change log 7.1.19 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.19 7.2.7 http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.7   Additionally, the Xdebug binaries will be updated. … Read more

How to use Azure Container Registry for a Multi-container Web App?

Back in May at Microsoft Build, we announced the public preview of Multi-Container Web App, which supports the ability for you to deploy multiple Docker images to Web App for Containers.  All you have to do is bring your Docker Compose or Kubernetes Config file when creating a new web app.  (Here are instructions to… Read more