I installed a blogging software in azure which internaly run on Port 2368. I exposed the port and it is working but of course I dont want my site visitors to write myblog.com:2368.

So as I googled allready a port mapping like AWS or Docker do is not possible in Azure right now.

What other solution could I have here?

I thought about getting a load balancer, or just a forwarder or reverse proxy here, but all that are just theories in my head because I never had something like that set up.


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Your best bet would probably be creating a loadbalancer that does the port forwarding for you. For more info/a tutorial see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/tutorial-load-balancer-port-forwarding-portal

  • That could actually work! Tahk you, I will check it out Jan 4, 2021 at 9:46

Of course you can do port forwarding in Azure. It's easier to be done on a classic VM, you just need to make a new endpoint. Check this link: Open ports to Azure VM

On newer type VMs, you need to use Azure Resourse Manager I think. I left Azure platform, so my experience is on classic VMs. An Azure load balancer is an option of course, as is a reverse proxy, although probably an overkill for your case.

  • I dont want to have a VM, i just want to use docker please Jan 4, 2021 at 9:30
  • Can you clarify your setup? Sorry, I didn't understand.
    – Krackout
    Jan 4, 2021 at 9:35

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