Creating A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service

We will create a nopCommerce site in Azure as an App Service. We will install all the features with SQL Server database and in admin mode we will create one category and product too.

nopCommerce is the leading open source ASP.NET online shop e-commerce solution. nopCommerce can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills. It has user-friendly administration tools to manage your storefront, wish lists, discounts, customers, and coupons. It also has multi-store and multi-vendor support, flexible tax support, multi-lingual support, and hundreds of other features. It is a secure, scalable and extendable e-commerce platform. Support for the most popular gateways: Authorize.net, PayPal, and more.

In this post, we will create a nopCommerce site in Azure as an App Service. We will install all the features with SQL Server database and in admin mode, we will create one category and product too.

Log into the Azure portal and choose App Services.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
It will display all the existing app services in your account. You can click the “Create app service” button to create a new app service.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service
 
Various types of app service templates are available in Azure. We can choose nopCommerce under Ecommerce category.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
Give a valid name to the app.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Create a new app service plan. I have chosen “East US” as location and “S1 Standard” as pricing tier.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Create a new SQL Server for our SQL database. Give a valid username and password to the server.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Choose a proper pricing tier for the database too.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
After choosing the SQL Server and database, we can select it.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
We are ready to create a nopCommerce app now. Click the “Create” button to initiate app deployment.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service
 
Our app will be ready after some time.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Open the URL link and configure SQL Server details.
 
We can give the administrator email id and password. Please save this information carefully. We will use these credentials later in the admin panel.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
Give the SQL Server details and configure database. Click the “Install” button to start the installation.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
It will take some time to finish the installation.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Our site will be ready soon.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
We can go to the admin panel to add one category and product. You can add “/admin” at the end of the current URL.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
It will ask for the email and password. Enter the same details given at the time of the installation.
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
Now, let us choose the “Categories” tab from the “Catalog” menu.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Add a new category by clicking the “Add new” button.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Here, we are adding “Books” as a new category.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
We can add a new product by choosing the “Products” tab from the “Catalog” menu.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
Now, map the new product with the existing “Books” category.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
We can add multiple images of a product. Here, I have added only one image to this product.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
We can see that a new product (book) is added to our site now.
 
Create A nopCommerce Site In Azure As App Service 
 
We have just added a new category and product. There are lots of excellent features available in the nopCommerce site. If you want to check other features, please try with this URL

Admin email address - admin@sarathcommerce.com

Password - admin

In this post, we have created a nopCommerce site in Azure as app service. We have configured the site with SQL Server database and added one book category and product from the admin panel.
 
You can download the source code of nopCommerce MVC application from this URLWe will discuss more about Azure App Services in my upcoming posts.