Azure App Service

Azure App Service

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What is Azure App Service?

The Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS that enables users to build, deploy, and scale web apps and APIs, a fully managed service with built-in infrastructure maintenance, security patching, and scaling. Includes Azure Web Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure API Apps, allowing developers to use popular…

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What is Azure App Service?

The Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS that enables users to build, deploy, and scale web apps and APIs, a fully managed service with built-in infrastructure maintenance, security patching, and scaling. Includes Azure Web Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure API Apps, allowing developers to use popular frameworks including .NET, .NET Core, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby.

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What is Azure App Service?

The Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS that enables users to build, deploy, and scale web apps and APIs, a fully managed service with built-in infrastructure maintenance, security patching, and scaling. Includes Azure Web Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure API Apps, allowing developers to use popular frameworks including .NET, .NET Core, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby.

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Who uses Azure App Service?

The most common users of Azure App Service are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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The ASP NET Core apps were deployed using Azure App Service. Multiple programs were installed and utilized by the entire company. Having the ability to launch our apps directly from Visual Studio was a huge time-saver. The Azure site or the Azure command-line interface allowed us to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Visual Studio makes it an easy to deploy an app.
  • The Azure CLI and the Azure Portal are the two most convenient ways to interact with the cloud.
  • There's no need to worry about server upkeep. We could simply increase our capacity by changing a few gateway settings.
  • Like Heroku's dynos, abstraction of computing resources.
  • The total size of the Azure Portal has a negative impact on the management of Azure App Service apps.
  • The cost of making large transitions in the size of a resource is high.
You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Azure App Service for our full cloud-based website's new version. We use it to deploy both production and QA versions of the site, so that we don't have to manage website infrastructure, including on-premise web servers and security equipment. We use it alongside other Azure services, including storage, CDN, DB...
  • scalability works very well
  • integration with other Azure services
  • highly secured
  • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
  • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
  • monitoring can be hard to understand
  • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
Azure App Service is well suited in our case :
  • Our website is developed by our tech partner in a full Microsoft Azure cloud based environment.
  • We gave them specific access rights and the CI / CD integration helped a lot for updates and improvements deployment.
  • Most of the infra issues we had with our website weren't coming from App Service
Score 7 out of 10
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I used it to host our organization website, which is written by PHP. As the website is our main product, it plays very important role in our company. We used Azure's app engine for several months, mostly for our testing purpose. But we never rolled out our production to Azure because of some issues.
  • Auto scaling
  • Good management dashboard
  • Fast setups
  • Learning curve
  • Web Interface
  • A mobile app
If you are a large organization where you have a lot of traffics, Azure is good for you. If your scenario is something like, you sometimes have high traffic, and sometimes low traffic, and you got enough money, Azure is good for scaling up to your need. Azure is definitely not for you if your budget is low. Not suitable for low budget people AT ALL.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Azure App is being used to host our .NET applications. Runtime stack for these are .NET 2.1. Azure has good support for .NET applications. So we prefer using Azure for .NET.
It is integrated will with Azure DevOps. So we use piplelines to deploy code.
  • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
  • It has great integration with Azure Devops
  • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
  • Some times our .NET API Service crashes and it is hard to find the root cause.
  • Quick Links to frequently used pages will help
  • PHP 8 is not supported yet.
Azure App Service is suited well for .NET runtimes. We don't need to do any IIS configuration. It is well integrated with DevOps so CI/CD pipelines can be configured.
Multiple applications cannot be hosted on the same Service. So it can get expensive for smaller apps.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Azure App Service to build full-fledged custom web-based software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of markets. The Azure App Service coupled with .NET, Entity Framework, and other Azure features (storage, tables, etc.) make it easy to quickly build fully-functional apps, and we're able to do so so much quicker than when we were using the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Plus, we can scale resources with a click instead of needing to migrate to different servers and manually handle load balance, etc.
  • Super quick & easy to deploy new apps in visual studio
  • Easy scaling to help reduce costs during off-hours
  • The powerful Azure ecosystem offers a lot of functionality that ties in well with Azure App Service
  • Jumps between resource sizes can get expensive
  • You may wind up putting a lot of eggs in one basket--not necessarily a con but something to keep in mind (most of your data will likely be managed and processed through Microsoft products/services if you fully commit to Azure App Service).
  • Learning new technology. If you're moving from on-premises to Azure App Service (or any cloud solutions), you'll likely have to rethink how things are done to achieve the same end results (and/or resources may become expensive quickly).
Azure App Service is great if you're starting a new web project and need an infrastructure that is fast, stable, secure, and scalable. The service has a very high up-time, and it supports a variety of languages and technologies (though it really shines with the .NET stack - C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, etc.). If you're thinking about porting an existing app over, it may wind up being expensive as far as resources go if the software isn't properly optimized to utilize cloud resources efficiently, so that's something to keep in mind.
We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
Score 8 out of 10
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During my time at the company, Azure App Service was used to deploy ASP NET Core applications. It was used throughout the whole organization and we had multiple applications deployed there. It was pretty useful since we could deploy our applications directly from Visual studio, never leaving our code editor environment. We could modify the settings from the Azure portal or with the Azure command-line interface.
  • Simple app deployment from Visual Studio.
  • Easy interfaces: Azure CLI and Azure Portal.
  • No server maintenance. We could scale easily by just modifying some settings in the portal.
  • Abstraction of computing resources like Heroku does with dynos.
  • Azure Portal overall is pretty bloated and that affects managing Azure App Service applications.
If your application is developed in Visual Studio IDE (usually .NET applications), it will be extremely easy to deploy your applications to Azure App Service. Visual Studio IDE already has the functionality to deploy there with very few clicks.

Due to the complexity and bloatedness of Azure Portal, I would recommend less complex platforms like Heroku for less-experienced developers.
Microsoft has always been known for providing a high standard in terms of customer support and Azure App Service (and as a matter of fact the whole Azure Platform) is no exception. Azure App Service never caused us any issues and we only contacted their customer support for questions regarding server locations and pricing. I feel pretty satisfied with how they treat their customers.