- [Instructor] Now we have created a storage account in our Azure subscription and we know where our data will be stored. Now one of the ways to make that data accessible is by using a web app. Now web app in the earlier versions of Azure was referred to as a website. Today, we reference it as either a web app or an app service, as many things within Azure are called, a service. So let's go ahead and create this web app or this app service within Azure. So I'm going to click on new, and again within my group of resources, I'm going to go under web and mobile.
And here, the first type of resource that I can create is a web app resource. Now you'll notice right away, before I go and create that web app, that there are other suggest types of apps, such as a mobile app. An app that will actually work as a backend functionality for your IOS client application or an Android or Windows Phone client application. There are also logical apps, apps that will allow you to integrate data from multiple cloud services. And there's also Azure Search app, for example, which will actually allow you to create an indexing solution.
So there's various types of apps that are essentially templates or pre-created apps that we can load within our Azure subscription and there are many of those. If I click on see all, you'll see that there are many, many types of apps that are pre-created and we just load into our subscription and modify and customize for our needs. Now I'm going to create the simplest form of that, which is a web app. I'm not a developer, so I'm going to use some of the pre-existing resources within Azure to customize my environment. Now web app, as I mentioned earlier, used to be referenced as a website and that's because the first functionality of a web app is its URL.
It's name that will be accessible from a browser. So I'm going to call this one LinkedIntestapp and you'll notice that that green check went to replace my red bank, and that is basically a verification that this name is unique and because it's within azurewebsites.net, it cannot be used by any other subscription, mine or anyone else's in the world or within this Microsoft Cloud. Next, I've got my type of subscription, which is again, how I'm paying for this resource.
Now this is a pay as you go, as I mentioned earlier, so this linked to a credit card in my account. Then I've got use existing for my resource group. I have pre-created a resource group, which I've called LinkedIn group one. All of my resources that I'm building in this course, I am associated to this resource group so that they can all be managed together. Next, I've got my service plan. Now my service plan actually defines a set of options or configurations. The most important of those being how much I'm going to pay for my app and where will this app be located.
How much I'm going to pay for that app is referred to as a service tier. Which tier of service am I choosing for this app, and I will show you in a later video in this course how we modify that service tier and the various service tiers that are available. So I'm just going to allow it to create a new app service plan, if I don't have one or I can go ahead and create a new service plan during the creation of my web app. So I'm going to use the one that's already there, I'm going to click pin to dashboard and allow my web app to be added to my dashboard and to be created within my environment here.
Now you'll notice, it is set for deployment. And as soon as its been fully deployed, I will be able to go into my browser and click on LinkedIntestapp.azurewebsites.net in order to access that web app. So let's go in, verify that the deployment has been completed. It's almost done.
Let's actually go in and give it a test to connect to. And now we see that my web app has been successfully created, now you'll notice that there's nothing here because this is essentially a landing page for this website that I will create in the future and I will store within this web app, in Azure. As soon as my deployment is completed, I can go ahead and modify the configurations for my web app.
- Understanding Azure subscriptions
- Managing Azure with portals and PowerShell
- Configuring Azure web apps
- Deploying virtual machines
- Configuring virtual machines for high availability
- Managing Azure Active Directory
- Creating Azure virtual networks
- Implementing a VPN
- Performing Azure backups