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Login to the management portal using the below linkhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/We can see a screen like below. Select the Sign into Management portal at the top right cornerAfter selecting that sign in to management portal you will be asked for the Username and Password to authenticate the process as shown in the below screenOnce we gave the correct credentials and click on submit button will navigate to the main screen of the portal as shown in the below screenNow click on the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option in the bottom menu and then select the Hosted Services as shown in the screen below.Now select the deployed application (f5Debug) as shown in the screen below. Here we can see the options like the environment on which its deployed and the DNS name to access the application etc.In the top Ribbon Menu we can see the Stop button as highlighted in the screen below. Using this button we can stop the application service. Select the application name which we want to stop and click on the Stop button.Clicking on the Stop button will stop the application and we can see the progress as highlighted in the screen below.First it stops the Host service of the instance and we can see the status as shown in the screen below.Once the complete process is done we can see the status of the application as stopped as shown in the screen below.Now the application is stopped and available for downtime, any changes and upgradation can be done and to start the application again we can see an option in the top menu Start Button as shown in the screen below.Clicking on the Start Menu button will start the process and we can see the status of the application as highlighted in the screen below.First it prepares the instance of the application and initialize the role as shown in the screen below.Once it prepares the necessary instance it will start the instance and we can see the status as shown in the screen below.We can see the final status once the complete process is done as shown in the screen below. Now the application is available online again after the downtime. we can see the DNS name at the right corner menu as shown in the screen below. Clicking on the link will open the application online.