A recent addition to the Windows Azure Web Sites Gallery has me very excited, support for installing Web Application Frameworks. Installing a Web Application Framework from the Windows Azure Web Sites Gallery provides the benefit of speed and simplicity during setup by means of implicit configuration for Windows Azure Web Sites.
Let’s take a look at how we can set up Django, a Web Framework for Python applications, using the Windows Azure Management Portal.
Setting up Django on Windows Azure Web Sites
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- Log into the Windows Azure Management Portal.
- Click on the + New button
- Select Compute > Web Site > From Gallery
- Select App Frameworks
- Click Next
- Click Complete
- Click Browse
- Start Building!
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Why is this useful?
Having these packages installable from the Windows Azure Web Site Gallery ensures that you’re receiving a great experience when using the Application Framework of your choice. Once the site is configured, simply download the files using FTP to begin development, or upload your application specific files from your local installation of the same framework.