There are several ways to create WordPress in Microsoft Azure cloud, using PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). I would like to share how I did it as a guide and show you how easy to create WordPress blog in Microsoft Azure using the cloud PaaS first. Cloud PaaS means that you only manage the application and the database. Azure PaaS is part of the Azure App Services and has the feature of elastic auto scaling, meaning you can configure the web app to automatically increases or decreases the server instances as required due to high or low traffic or by CPU performance needs. Therefore, you also only pay on what you use. In PaaS, the server infrastructure, networks, the middle-ware, the frameworks, etc. are all maintain by Azure app services. Since we only maintain the application and database, practically you can create WordPress web app in less than 5 minutes.
Well, 5 minutes is if you at least already know little bit about Azure or at least know some of the steps. But hey, I tested myself, I can create in less than 5 minutes with the condition that you already prepare for what you are going to enter, like the web app name, database name, site title, password, etc. If you are still thinking on what to enter on every step, than I believe the time will be more than 5 minutes.
Okay, this are the first title from four parts article. Here is the four title that I will create:
- WordPress in Azure | Part 1 – Create WordPress Blog in less than 5 minutes (Cloud PaaS)
- WordPress in Azure | Part 2 – Editing the WordPress PHP code using Git
- WordPress in Azure | Part 3 – Managing (Backup and Restore) WordPress MySQL Database
- WordPress in Azure | Part 4 – Configure Auto Scaling in Azure Web App