Python images for App Service Linux are now in preview

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The experience of running Python apps on Azure App Service has been greatly improved. Previously, customers seeking to deploy Python on Azure could choose to run Python on Windows or on our Linux containers.  Now, the built-in Python images for App Service for Linux (in preview) offer a far better and more comprehensive support for Python packages, as well as the ability to get started quickly without needing to use custom Docker containers. The new Python offering detects common Flask and Django application structures for hosting in gunicorn and works with common database drivers for MySQL and PostgreSQL.