In this article, we will be exploring how to use Azure API to create and deploy a web app on Azure.
Before we begin, let’s first understand what Azure API is. Azure API Management is a fully managed service that provides an API gateway for your APIs. It enables you to publish, secure, transform, maintain, and monitor your APIs at scale.
To create and deploy a web app on Azure, we will follow these steps:
- Create a resource group
- Create an App Service plan
- Create a web app
- Deploy the web app
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Create a resource group
The first step is to create a resource group, which is a logical container for resources deployed to Azure. You can create a resource group using the Azure Portal or Azure CLI. Here’s an example of how to create a resource group using Azure CLI:
az group create --name myResourceGroup --location eastus
In this example, we’re creating a resource group named “myResourceGroup” in the “eastus” region.
Step 2: Create an App Service plan
An App Service plan is a set of computing resources that Azure uses to run your web app. You can create an App Service plan using the Azure Portal or Azure CLI. Here’s an example of how to create an App Service plan using Azure CLI:
az appservice plan create --name myAppServicePlan --resource-group myResourceGroup --sku B1 --is-linux
In this example, we’re creating an App Service plan named “myAppServicePlan” in the “myResourceGroup” resource group, with a pricing tier of B1 and running on Linux.
Step 3: Create a web app
Now that we have an App Service plan, we can create a web app. You can create a web app using the Azure Portal or Azure CLI. Here’s an example of how to create a web app using Azure CLI:
az webapp create --name myWebApp --resource-group myResourceGroup --plan myAppServicePlan --runtime "node|14-lts"
In this example, we’re creating a web app named “myWebApp” in the “myResourceGroup” resource group, running on the “myAppServicePlan” App Service plan, and using the Node.js 14 LTS runtime.
Step 4: Deploy the web app
Now that we have a web app, we can deploy our application code to it. There are several ways to deploy code to a web app on Azure, such as using Git, FTP, or Azure Pipelines. Here’s an example of how to deploy code using Git:
# Clone your app's Git repository git clone https://mywebapp.scm.azurewebsites.net:443/mywebapp.git # Change to the repository directory cd mywebapp # Create a new file echo "Hello, World!" > index.html # Add the file to Git git add index.html # Commit the changes git commit -m "Add index.html" # Push the changes to Azure git push
In this example, we’re cloning the Git repository for our web app, creating a new file called “index.html”, adding it to Git, committing the changes, and pushing the changes to Azure. Once the changes are pushed, Azure will automatically build and deploy the new code to your web app.
In this article, we learned how to create and deploy a web app on Azure using Azure API. We followed four simple steps, which were to create a resource group, create an App Service plan, create a web app,