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How to Improve Azure Web Service with Front Door

The Internet is mostly accessed through web applications these days. Though a lot of companies provide us with rich and interactive native applications, our thumb automatically taps the browser icon if need to search anything on the internet. You need a web application to run everything from a large news website to a local pastry shop to a B2B application to manage your sales channels, because your users are distributed across several locations, and the application helps make your business available.

However, there is always a demand to maximize an application’s performance for your end-users and make sure the application is always-on across attacks. This is why you need an Azure Front Door, as it offers a variety of features to improve your application with its layers of caching, global distribution, acceleration, and failover. Find out everything you need to know about Azure Web Service with the Front Door in this article.

What Is Azure App Service?

The Azure App Service is a fully managed Platform as a Service that can be used to integrate  BizTalk Services, and Mobile Services into a single service while adding new capabilities that enables integration with cloud systems or on-premises. Furthermore, Azure App Service offers users the ability to:

  • Build engaging iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
  • Provision and deployment of web and mobile apps in seconds.
  • Automation of business processes plus a visual design experience.
  • Integration with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like OneDrive, Office 365, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and on-premises applications.

Why Use Azure App Service?

Some of the key features of the Azure App Service are:

  • The Azure App Service supports multiple languages and frameworks. This means support for ASP.NET, Java, Python, PHP, etc. You can also run PowerShell and other scripts as a background service.
  • It features a managed production environment. This means that the App Service helps to automatically patch and maintain the OS and language frameworks for you while you spend time creating great apps.
  • You can use App Service for containerization and docker functions. You can dockerize your app and also host a custom Linux or Windows container with an App Service.
  • Azure Web Service offers DevOps This means you can set up continuous integration and deployment using Azure DevOps, Docker Hub, GitHub, Azure Container Registry, or BitBucket. It also promotes updates by testing and staging environments.
  • It offers connections to SaaS platforms and on-premises data. You can use App Service to choose from over 50 connectors for SaaS services, enterprise systems, and internet services.
  • Some of the other Azure Web Service features are global scale with high availability, application templates, security and compliance, Serverless code, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code integration, API and mobile features, etc.

Types of Azure App Services

Azure runs App Services on fully managed virtual machines in either a shared or dedicated mode based on your App Service Plan. There are four types of Azure App Services:

  • Web App: This is used for hosting web applications and websites (previously Azure Websites).
  • API App: It is used for hosting the RESTful APIs.
  • Logic App: It is used for sharing data across clouds, system integration, and business process automation.
  • Mobile App: It is used to host mobile app backends previously delivered by Azure Mobile Services.

Benefits of Azure Web Service

  • The deployment slots are free.
  • It is very easy to deploy to, and it deploys faster than Cloud Services.
  • It can combine multiple applications together to save money.
  • It is extendable with site extensions.
  • It has a built-in A/B testing feature.

Limitations of Azure Web Service

  • It cannot use all the monitoring tools as you cannot install an agent.
  • It has limited windows performance counters.
  • It has no server access.
  • It has limited VM sizes and specs to choose from.

What Is Azure Front Door?

Azure Front Door is a premium service that gives the application access to networks of edge nodes. With Azure Front Door as a service layer, you can improve your user’s network access performance without modifying the existing application. Furthermore, Azure Front Door offers diverse features like geographic load-balancing.

You can additionally use Azure Front Door to offload the overhead SSL encryption from your application server onto the Edge Node. Azure Front Door also provides firewall and DDoS protection.

Azure Web Service with Front Door (Coming Soon on CodeRed)

This is one of the best Azure Web Service courses that you can find out there. In this course, you will learn what Azure Web Apps are, how developers can use the Azure web apps to create and deploy the application, and how to scale and secure Azure Web Apps. You will also learn about the high availability of the application hosted on Azure Web Apps with Azure Front Door.

FAQs

What is Azure App Service?
Azure App Service is a fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) used to integrate Microsoft Azure Websites, BizTalk Services, and Mobile Services into a single service while adding new capabilities to integrate with cloud on-premises systems.
What web server does Azure use?
Azure Web Apps is a cloud computing-based platform used for hosting websites. It allows the publication of web apps that run on multiple frameworks and are written in several programming languages like .NET, PHP, Java, Python, and node.js, as well as the Microsoft proprietary and third-party ones.

Sources

  1. https://Azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/Azure-front-door-service-is-now-generally-available/
  2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Azure/app-service/overview
  3. https://stackify.com/comparison-Azure-app-services-vs-cloud-services/
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