How to deploy WordPress on Azure?

First of all, know what is WordPress. At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website, like content, without needing to know anything about programming!

And azure? Introduced at the PDC(primary domain controller) in 2008, Windows Azure is Microsoft’s broad-based incursion into the Cloud space.

It helps an organization meet its business challenges. It is the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using one’s favorite tools and frameworks.

The ability to publish sites on high-reliability and high-quality servers is what interests me most, but that’s nowhere near the limit of the service offering.

1. In order to deploy WordPress on Azure, you’ll require that you have an account on Windows Azure, where accounts can range from completely free to pre-paid subscriptions.

2. So now, log-in to the Windows azure management portal, then click the ‘Websites’ tab on the left of the screen and at the bottom left of the screen click the ‘+’ New button.

3. Point to ‘Website’, and then click ‘From Gallery’. You’ll be presented with the Add Web App dialog. This app contains a variety of open-source sites and applications that can be deployed in just a few clicks.

4. Scroll down to find out ‘WordPress’ app, select and click ‘proceed’.

5. On the site Settings dialog assign the new site a URL, make sure ‘Create a new MySQL database’ is selected in the Database field, and that the Region entry reflects the geographical location of your choice, and then click the ‘Next’ button.

Click the new website’s link below the URL field.

Your new site opens in a browser and the WordPress installation process prompts you to fill in the remaining required information.

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Enter a descriptive Title in the Site Title field and then enter a Username, Password, and Password confirmation, and your Email Address in their respective fields. Choose whether or not to have the site indexed by search engines beside the Privacy field and then click the ‘Install WordPress’ Button.
Scroll to the bottom of your new Site’s default page and click the log-in link.

Log in with the Username and Password. Yay, you’re done!

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