How To Build MEAN Stack On Microsoft Azure Portal


  • Azure account.

Why MEAN Stack?

The MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node) stack is an efficient and powerful approach to building web applications. Because all components of the MEAN stack support program are written in JavaScript, MEAN applications can be written in one language for both server-side and client-side execution environments.

The components of the MEAN stack are as follows.

  • MongoDB, a leading NoSQL database, empowering businesses to be more agile and scalable.
  • Express.js, a web application framework that runs on Node.js, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
  • Angular.js, a JavaScript MVC framework that runs in browser JavaScript engines. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop.
  • Node.js, an execution environment for easily building fast, scalable network applications.

Benefits of the MEAN Stack

  • MEAN Stack is open-sourced.
  • Everything runs on a single language.
  • A MEAN Stack can run on any operating system.
  • It’s ultimately faster and easier to scale. MongoDB is a NoSQL database which optimizes queries.
  • Separates the code for maintainability and growth.
  • This makes it easier to organize your JavaScript web apps so they run in a natural environment.

MEAN vs. LAMP Stack

LAMP might become outdated in the near future. However, the MEAN Stack is surely an innovative, new, and cutting-edge technology package that will possibly overcome the market shortly.

 Technology  LAMP  MEAN
 Languages  Perl/PHP/Python  AngularJS: Extension of JavaScript
 Database  MySQL (RDBMS)  MongoDB (NoSQL database)
 Web Server  Apache: Commonly used  ExpressJS: is a Node.js web application framework
 Servers  Linux  Node.js (Execution Environment), any OS
Pre-configured stacks in Azure Marketplace:

The Azure Marketplace has many pre-configured Node.js stacks, including, Jelastic Hybrid PaaS, and Bitnami MEAN Stack. We can start playing around with these and deploy a fully configured stack on Azure within minutes.

Now, let's get started with the following steps.

Step 1

Sign in to the online Microsoft Azure Portal.

Step 2

Click "+New" and type MEAN Stack in search the marketplace.

Then, select "MEAN (Bitnami) Stack".


After reading the description of the MEAN Stack, click "Create".

Enter VM options

New Create Virtual Machine blade and provide the required following values for configuring our MEAN Stack. Click OK to continue to the next section.

  • Enter name of the MEAN Stack.
  • Select Disk Type SSD or Hard Disk.
  • Enter the Username of the MEAN Stack.
  • Select Authentication Type either SSH or Password.
  • Enter the Password.
  • Select Subscription.
  • Resource Group - select an existing resource group, or create a new one.
  • Select Location.

VM Size

Choose a VM size, and then click "Select" to continue.


Storage and Network

In Settings, leave the defaults for Storage and Network values, and click "OK".



Click Summary to review your choices. When you see the Validation passed message, click "OK".


In the "Buy" tab, review the terms of use and click "Purchase" to proceed.

The process usually takes a few minutes. Once the template has been provisioned, we will see a notification and the new instances and related resources will appear in the "Resource groups" section of the Microsoft Azure management console.




So, this is how we can build MEAN Stack on Microsoft Azure Portal.

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