WordPress site on Azure: How to create a website hosted in Azure

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. In this guide, I will be using one of the WordPress applications and this article was performed in a sandbox on the Microsoft learning platform as shown here. Microsoft Azure Web Sites is a cloud computing-based platform for hosting websites, created and operated by Microsoft. Microsoft Azure Web Sites is a platform as a service (PaaS) that allows publishing Web apps running on multiple frameworks and written in different programming languages. Here are the steps for hosting a website in Azure. Also here are some of my related guides: How to manage azure resource manager resource groups by using Azure CLI, how to configure azure resources with tools, how to install and configure Ansible on Ubuntu, how to install Ansible on Windows with Cygwin, how to automate infrastructure deployments in the cloud with ansible and azure pipelines, how to install Kerberos packages in Windows via Cygwin, how to configure a remote server (windows) to Support Ansible, and how to deploy Azure VMware solution private cloud.

– Open the Azure Market Place Window
– Click on New
– Open the Azure Market Place Window
– Type WordPress in the search window and this will display all WordPress resources as shown below.

Type WordPress and this will display all WordPress resources

Select one and create

Next, you’re presented with several options to configure your deployment. Enter the following information.

Selected Database is my SQL In-App, under the App Service Plan and Location

Click on Ok

– Click on apply
– Next Click on create. And this will be validated and if everything is fine. The WebApp will be created.

– To see the status of this WebApp, click on the notification bell (menu) and the progress will be displayed.

Note: The status changes to a green check as each component in the deployment completes.

You can pin this to the bar or click go-to resources.

Access the URL and it will prompt you to install WordPress and proceed with your customization of WordPress  in Azure.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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