Creating A WordPress Web App On Azure

Today, we will be looking into creating a WordPress Web app on Azure. Azure has a greater advantage of implementing open source on the cloud and WordPress is a highly used application to build various types of websites. Combining it with Azure is one of the best options. So, let’s get started.

Step 1

Log into the Azure portal and click "New".

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Step 2

In the search bar, search with the keyword WordPress.

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Step 3

Choose the first option WordPress –category ‘Web+Mobile’.

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Step 4

Click on Create in the new blade to submit the web app details.

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Step 5

  • Enter the name of the app.
  • Choose a subscription whichever is applicable to you.
  • You can create a new resource group or choose an existing one.
  • Under database provider, we are going to choose MySQL in App.

    What it does is, if your website is going to a static website where you will not be updating content, so often, like your profile website or a basic company website, choosing MySQL in-app option lets you save on cost by creating MySQL instance within the application so you don’t have to have a dedicated back-end server.

    Note - MySQL in-app will have only one instance for the database that cannot be increased or scaled up. I would recommend choosing this option only for simple website building.

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Step 6

Create a new service plan or choose an existing plan if you already have an App Service Plan created.

  • Name the service plan.
  • Choose a location where you would like to deploy your app.
  • Select a pricing tire depending on your requirement.

Finally, click on "Select" and OK to create an App Service Plan.

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Step 7

Check "Pin to dashboard" option and click "Create". Wait until the app gets created.

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Step 8

Once the app is created, click on the Browse option in the app.

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Step 9

You will be taken to the WordPress installation procedure. Select the language you will be using and click "Continue".

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Step 10

Here, you will be filling in your website details. Click "Install".

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Step 11

If the installation was successful, you will be asked to log into the site.

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Step 12

Enter the login details which were entered in the previous step and click "Login".

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Step 13

So, you have successfully installed and logged in to your WordPress website. And this is going to be your WordPress dashboard.

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Step 14

You can either click on "Visit Site" or  "Themes" to change the themes.

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