In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Essentials – Fundamentals of Azure, the authors take a look at two of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in Microsoft Azure: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services. They talk about what Azure Websites is, how to use the service to create websites, and how to keep them updated. They also look at the options for prebuilt websites offered by Azure.
Cloud Services is a PaaS compute feature in which applications are deployed into instances (virtual machines [VMs]) of server types referred to as web roles and worker roles. The deployment of the instances is fully managed by Microsoft, making it easy to scale applications in and out. This feature is not to be confused with the Cloud Services that are a container for self-deployed VMs, which are covered in Chapter 3, “Azure Virtual Machines.”
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