Microsoft Azure Websites is a cloud computing platform for hosting Websites and Web Applications. It is offered as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and allows publishing Web apps running on multiple frameworks and written in different programming languages. Azure Websites eliminates the need to manage the physical hardware, and also provides several scaling options. It provides a single, integrated hosting environment to develop, test and run your web apps in an enterprise- class cloud service.
Azure Websites supports popular programming languages like .NET,Java, PHP, Node.js, and Python. The Azure Websites gallery also contains many third-party applications, such as Drupal, WordPress, Umbraco and Joomla, as well as development frameworks such as Django and CakePHP.