Deploying an ASP.NET Core app to Azure

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform provides an array of cloud services for deploying and hosting web apps, including ASP.NET Core, a powerful, open-source framework for building web applications. They simplify the process of building, testing, and deploying ASP.NET Core apps.

You will learn how to deploy ASP.NET Core apps to Azure in this post, including how to create a new web app, configure it to run your app, and deploy it.

Step 1: Create a new Azure Web App

You need to create a new web app before you can deploy ASP.NET Core to Azure. To do this, log in to the Azure portal and click on the “Create a resource” button. In the search box, type “Web App” and select the “Web App” option from the results.

In the following screen, you’ll need to provide some information about your web app. A name, subscription, and resource group will need to be chosen for your app. Additionally, .NET Core should be selected as your runtime stack.

Step 2: Configure your web app

After creating your web app, you’ll need to configure it to run your ASP.NET Core application. You can do this by navigating to the “Configuration” tab of your web app and scrolling down to the “Application settings”.

You will need to set the “ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT” variable to “Production” in the “Application settings.” This will cause your app to run in the production environment.

A second variable you’ll need to set is “WEBSITE_RUN_FROM_PACKAGE.” This tells Azure to run your app from a package rather than from its file system.

Step 3: Deploy your app

You can deploy your ASP.NET Core app to your web app once it has been configured. One of the easiest ways to do this is by utilizing Visual Studio.

Choose “Azure App Service” as the target in the “Publish” dialog in Visual Studio. Select your web app from the list.

When you click “Publish,” Visual Studio builds and deploys your app to Azure.

Step 4: Verify the Deployment

In the Azure portal, click the “Overview” tab of your web app to verify that it has been deployed successfully. Your app should appear as “Up and running.”.

A web browser can also be used to see your web app running live in the cloud by visiting its URL.

Your ASP.NET Core app has been successfully deployed to Azure. This setup allows you to easily update your app and scale it up or down as traffic increases, and you can also utilize other Azure services to improve performance and security.

An ASP.NET Core app can be deployed to Azure in just a few simple steps using Azure ASP.NET Core. Azure provides powerful services and an extensive ecosystem that will help you develop, test, and deploy your apps securely, scalable, and highly available.

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