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Host a web application with Azure App service

In this article will learn how to create an environment in App Service for application hosting. Suppose we have developed a website for a business and setting up a new server, which may be challenging like you need appropriate hardware, operating system, and web hosting stack. Once all things are done, one headache comes maintenance, you will be facing this issue when traffic on your site increases day by day, and now you will reinvest over additional hardware and supporting software. Hosting your web application using Azure App Service makes deploying and managing a web app much easier when compared to maintaining a physical server. In this module, we will implement and deploy a web app to App Service.

In this article, you will learn:
1. Use the Azure portal to create an Azure App Service web app
2. Deploy your code to App Service using FTP

Please create an Azure account if you don’t have, please follow the below link.
Create a web app in the Azure portal
Please follow the below steps to create a web app, Step by step you will learn, how to create a web app for Visual studio and will learn to deploy a web application using FTP.
1-    Login to your Azure portal
2-    Click on All services ----- > Filter/Search box with key App Services, a new window will open like below.

App Service on azure
3-    Click on the Add button, a window market place will open like below. Choose the Web App and click on over it, now a side window will open where you find some introduction below a create button.
Web App on Azure

4-    In the next step you will see the window like below
Process to create Web
Need to understand available options in the above pic.
     a)     App Name: Choose a name for your application it should be unique, for example, I have taken “codefaridemo”.
     b)    Subscription: Choose the subscription as per your account SLA, if you are free to use, then choose a free subscription.
    c)     Resource Group: Resource group is like a container which contains services means every service belongs to a particular Resource Group, You have to create Resource Group or chose existing one, in above pic you can see I have select the existing RG.
     d)    OS: Choose an operating system as per your requirement.
    e)     Public: Chose as per your requirement I suggest for the demo you should choose Code.
    f)      App Service Plane/ Location: In this option, you will set up the service plan and location on which location you want to deploy.

5-    Now click on App Service Plan/Location, see below image.
App Service Plan/LocationàCreate Newàhere setup the required field “App Service Plan and Location”à App Service Plan and Pricing
Setup App Service Plan and Location-

6-    When click on pricing the following the window will open, you have a pay as you go subscription and you are creating this Web App for learning purpose then choose the following pricing model and click on apply.

App Service Price plan-

7-    Now, you are ready to create a Web App. Finally, click on the Create button. It will take a few times to create.

Ready to create Web

8-    Once your Web App is ready, then go on the resource. It looks like below.

Web App Resource overview-codefari

You can see marked area,
URL: on this URL user will access your application
FTP: FTP is not set, to set you FTP click on deployment center (Marked in green).
9-    Now we will set up the FTP, when you click on Deployment Center you will found a lot of option for deployment like Azure Repos, GitHub, BitBucket, LocalGit, Open Drive, DropBox, External, and FTP. Please choose the option FTP other the deployment will learn latter.

ftp setup in Web App-codefari
      Setup the FTP as you want and use this one to deploy the application.
For testing created a web application using visual studio 
 1-    Open visual studio
Create a new project in visual studio-
File-Zila Login to deploy web apllication- codefari
Choose web application
2- Create a web application with the existing template.
Project create with existing template-
3-    Now publish this application. Right Click on the project and choose the option to Publish.
Publish as file on a particular location.
Publish project in file-

4 -    Now using File-Zila we will deploy the web application on Azure Web App.

5-    Login in File-Zilla using FTP credentials.

File-Zila Login to deploy web apllication- codefari

6-    Transfer files on root location (wwwroot) 
ftp file location
Running web application on azure

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