How to ensure that my website hosted on Microsoft Azure free account is publicly accessible?

Manoj Kumar 1 Reputation point


I am from New Delhi, India.

Please consider me as a fresher or newbie on Internet hosting.

I am trying to host a website on Azure free account. I want anyone and everyone should be able to access it.

If anyone types its URL in any search engine like Google, they should be able to find it.

Can anyone tell me step-by-step procedure for same?

It is a simple website - without any certificate.

Many Thanks,
Manoj Kumar.

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  1. ajkuma 22,086 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Manoj Kumar , Thanks for posting your question and your interest in Azure.

    Short Answer:

    Just to provide you a good understanding on hosting website on Azure. Azure offers several ways to host websites: Azure App Service WebApps (PAAS solution), Virtual Machines (IAAS), Service Fabric and Cloud Services. You can leverage the service that best suits your requirement.

    --Azure App Service (PAAS solution) is the best choice for most web apps.

    • Azure App Services (Web Apps) are publicly exposed to the Internet by default, accessible with their * URL.

    --If you wish to host your Website on an Azure VM (IAAS), the provisioning and configuration is typically same as you would do on on-prem.

    Yes, the users will be able to access your website publicly, by default, as long as you do not block public ports/80 or have access restrictions.

    Long answer:

    Azure offers a number of ways to host your application code. The term compute refers to the hosting model for the computing resources that your application runs on.
    -The flowchart in the doc, will help you to choose a compute service for your application.

    compute-decision-tree#features - This article helps you understand the options and make the right choice for your web application.
    I suggest you take a look at the criteria and flow chart (Decision tree for Azure compute services), weigh the platform strengths based on your organizational requirement and then chose the best platform.


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