Sibeesh Passion

How to map your domain name to your Azure website




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In this post we are going to learn how we can map our domain name to Azure. We all do have our own websites, but in Azure it is known as Web Apps, and you will get a URL with azurewebsites.net concatenated with it. And you will definitely need to customize it to your own right? Here I will show you the steps to be followed. I hope you will like it.

What is Azure?

Azure contains managed services, pre built templates, integrated tools which makes easier to build mobile,enterprise, IOT applications. It is pretty much faster and it provides much spaces on the cloud for us. The simplicity of Azure makes any user to be more productive.

Background

Few days before , I have hosted my website in Azure, and at that time I faced some Issues, with the help of Prabhjot Sir and Romil Sir, I could resolve those issue, so I thought of sharing those information with you.

If you are new to Azure, please read some basics here : Azure Basics

Steps to map your domain name to your Azure Web App

I registered my Domain with GoDaddy, So here I am showing you the settings from GoDaddy DNS manager. But the procedure will be same for other DNS managers too. Go to your Web hosting Account by giving your credentials.

Web hosting Account

Web hosting Account

Now click on the GoDaddy DNS Manager

GoDaddy DNS Manager

GoDaddy DNS Manager

Then you will be getting a grid with the available Domain name with your account. Click on the Edit Zone.

Edit Zone

Edit Zone

Now you will be redirected to a page, where it will ask for some details like IP address and all. To get those information, please login to your Azure account and click on the Web App -> Scale and select BASIC. (It may be different according to your hosting plan.)

Web App Scaling

Web App Scaling

Now go back to web app and click on manage domains in the bottom side.

Manage Domains

Manage Domains

You can see a pop up as follows.

Custom Domain Pop Up

Custom Domain Pop Up

Just copy that IP address and go to your web login in GoDaddy, paste the IP address in the area shown in the below image.

GoDaddy Domain IP Addresses

GoDaddy Domain IP Addresses

No we have set the A Host. Our next step is configuring the CNAME. You can find another set of information if you come down in the current page.

CNAME

CNAME

Create a Host as “www” and points to “to your azure website URL”. Now go to your command prompt (Window+R) type cmd. ANd follow the instruction shown in the below image.

Create a Host

Create a Host

Now go to your Azure Manage Domains

Azure Manage Domains

Azure Manage Domains

Add an entry for your CNAME like www.sibeeshpassion.com. Now if your run your azure website, it will redirect to your web domain. ie www.sibeeshpassion.com.

Sibeesh Passion

Sibeesh Passion

Now what will happen if you type sibeeshpassion.com alone without www. It will throw you an Azure error. So to resolve this you need to go back to your GoDaddy DNS server and an another entry. Please see the images below. Make an entry in CNAME host as “awverify” and point it to awverify. your azure website URL (eg: awverify.sibeeshvenu.azurewebsites.net)

CNAME host as awverify

CNAME host as awverify

Now it is time to add this entry in your Azure manage domain. Please add an entry for your website without www as shown below.

Azure Manage Domain

Azure Manage Domain

Wow, we have done everything. Cool now you can browse your website with or without “www”. Heard about Bizspark? Find out here if not http://sibeeshpassion.com/how-to-join-bizspark/

Conclusion

Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? Have you ever tried Azure Web Apps? Could you find this post as useful? I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.

Your turn. What do you think?

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Kindest Regards
Sibeesh Venu

  • We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable
    job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

    • SibeeshVenu

      Thanks a lot for your kind words.

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