Scaling Up Your App Service in Azure

September 17, 2018 ยท 2 minute read

This is a continuation of “Six Easy Steps to Deploying Static HTML on Azure” and “Configure Auto Deployments”.

Now that we are able to easily deploy changes to our site through auto-deployments and source control, we are ready to point our custom domain ( in my case) to this new site (App Service actually). But before we do this, we have to scale our App Service plan to a paid tier (Shared, Basic, Standard, or Premium). So the first step is to make sure that the App Service app is in the supported pricing tier.

Navigate to the app in the Azure portal From the left menu, select App Services, and then select the name of the app.

You should see the details of your App Service including the plan/pricing tier in the upper right of the dashboard. We need to scale to something larger in order to take advantage of custom DNS.

In the left navigation, go to the Settings section and select Scale up (App Service plan).

You’ll then see several pricing tiers. Currently, I’m using an F1 (FREE) tier but I want to move up to the next largest size (D1).

Select the D1 tier and click “Apply” at the bottom of the dashboard.

In just seconds, the process is complete and we are ready to move forward.

Next, we’ll configure our custom DNS so that my domain ( resolves to the App Service.

Read: “Adding Custom DNS”