Microsoft announces general availability of Azure App Service on Linux

Microsoft today announced the general availability of Azure App Service on Linux along with its Web App for Containers capability. With the Web App for Containers feature, Azure now offers built-in image support for ASP.NET Core, Node.js, PHP and Ruby on Linux, and the ability for developers to use their own Docker formatted container images supporting Java, Python, Go and more.

If you want to setup a WordPress blog for example, you can use the WordPress pre-built package available in Azure Marketplace. Using App Service, you can setup a hosted WordPress blog server with a few clicks.

Azure App Service helps developers to quickly build, deploy and scale applications without having to maintain the underlying web servers or operating systems. It is already a hit among developers as more than 1 million cloud applications are now running on Azure App Service.

Learn more about this announcement here. Developers can try Azure App Service on Linux for free and sign up for Microsoft’s upcoming webinar focused on containerized applications.

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