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Upload Content with Azure Websites

Q: I'm using Azure Websites, but I don't understand how to upload content.

A: When an Azure Website is created, there are several ways to deploy content to it; for example, it can be deployed directly from tools such as Visual Studio. If you need to use a file-based approach for deployment, such as FTP, then you need to obtain a set of credentials that will work for FTP purposes. This is done by performing the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the website page in the Azure portal.
  2. Select the Dashboard tab.
  3. Under the quick glance actions, select the Set up deployment credentials link, as the following figure shows.
  4. Enter the username and password you want to use. This can be used for Git and FTP. Click the tick mark to complete the account creation. Note that the name selected must be globally unique (i.e., not used by an Azure customer), so you need to select a username that's unique to you.

You can now FTP to your site using the credentials you created. The FTP address is displayed on the dashboard as FTP Host Name.

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