Test out a simple and free demo website on Azure

You can test out a simple HTML/Angular/front-end/ASP.net/nodejs based website real quick and simple on Azure for free.

Steps:
(This is what i did to test out an Angular app real quick)

  • Make sure you have a free Azure Account
  • Login to Azure portal: https://portal.azure.com/
  • Create a new resource “Web app”
  • Choose new resource group “WebDemo” (or use an exsisting)
  • Set web app name
    Will get this address: http://[myappname].azurewebsites.com/
  • Runtime stack: ASP.NET 4.7 (this will work fine for Angular/html frontend web sites app etc)
  • Region: Select region closest to you
  • SKU and size: Under the “Dev/Test” tab i choose the F1 shared infrastructure (free to use 60 min/day “compute” time)

Next, next, when finished on the App Service “Overiew” tab you will see this information:

URL
FTP/deployment username
FTP hostname
FTPS hostname

Use it to deploy the website with your favorite FTP client.
Deploy to folder /site/wwwroot on the server.

See this post regarding setting up FTP access credentials: http://blog.wsoft.se/2018/04/20/accessing-azure-web-app-with-ftp/

 

 

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