Can a Windows 365 Cloud PC host a website?

ABCI Consultants 0 Reputation points
2023-11-24T16:55:59.1966667+00:00

Is it "easily" possible to host a web application on a Windows 365 or Azure Cloud PC, and Microsoft 365?

Its a small application running in Windows but ports 80, 443 and 3389 should be open to the Cloud PC.

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  1. Adam Zachary 2,886 Reputation points
    2023-11-24T22:14:12.9233333+00:00

    Hi,

    Hosting a web application on a Windows 365 Cloud PC, is technically possible but not typically recommended or intended for such use. Windows 365 Cloud PCs are primarily designed for providing a virtual desktop experience rather than serving as web hosting servers.

    For your application, which requires ports 80, 443, and 3389 to be open, there are a few considerations:

    Performance: Cloud PCs are optimized for desktop experiences, not for handling web server workloads, which might impact the performance of your web application.

    Security: Opening these ports, especially the RDP port (3389), could pose security risks if not properly managed.

    Network Configuration: You would need to configure the network settings to allow inbound traffic on these ports, which may not align with the default security settings of Windows 365 Cloud PCs.

    For hosting a web application, Azure offers more suitable services like Azure App Service or Azure Virtual Machines, which are designed for such purposes and offer greater scalability, reliability, and security.

    Kindly if you find the provided information helpful and it resolves your query, please consider accepting the answer. Your feedback is valuable and helps ensure the quality and relevance of the responses.