Installing Joomla On Azure

In this article, I will show you how to install Joomla on Microsoft Azure hosting.

Introduction

Microsoft Azure offers several web platform options by default. In this demo, I’m going to show the process of installing and configuring Joomla on Azure. Joomla is one of the free and open-source platforms for publishing websites.

Step 1

Log in to the Azure portal using your account credentials at the following URL. https://portal.azure.com/

On the dashboard, choose to create a resource and type "Joomla", and then click it.

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Step 2

In the Joomla window, click "Create".

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Step 3

On the "Joomla Configuration" page, enter the name that you want to assign to the Joomla site, and for the Database Selection, there are two options - Azure Database for MySQL and MySQL in Azure. In this demo, I have chosen "Azure Database for MySQL".

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Step 4

In the App Service Plan, we can choose the default plan or we can create a new plan for our requirement, so select the “Create New”.

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Step 5

In the New App Service Plan part, you can enter the Plan Name, and you can choose Pricing. For Pricing tier, click "S1 Standard".

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Step 6

In the price tier plan, you can choose the plan as per your requirement. After choosing the plan, click "Apply" and Click "Ok" to close the App Service Plan page.

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Step 7

In the Database part, you need to set the database, so click “Database Setting Required”.

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Step 8

In the Database Server, you need to assign the database password. Also, you can change the SQL version, Database name, and the server name. After completing the settings, click OK.

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Step 9

Yes, now you are ready to set up Joomla, so click “Create”.

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Step 10

After successful deployment, click "Go to Resource", then you can find the Joomla URL; click the URL.

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Step 11

 Now, you need to set up Joomla configuration, so enter the Site Name, Email Address, Username, and Password. Then, click “Next”.

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Step 12

In the Database Configuration, you can find the host name that you earlier configured in the Azure Portal, so click “Next”.

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Step 13

The configuration is almost finalized, so click “Install”.

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Step 14

If you want to setup the additional language, you can click “Extra Setups Install Language”. Otherwise, you can select “Administrator" button. We can install an additional language, so click “Install Language”.

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Step 15

I plan to add the Tamil language, so select Tamil and click “Next”.

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Step 16

In this part, we will select two languages so we need to select the default Administrator and Site Language, then click “Next”.

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Step 17

Yes, we have successfully installed Joomla. In this part, you need to remove the Installation folder. You need to remove it manually, so click “Administrator” to modify the website.

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Step 18

Now, you can enter the Username and Password, also you can choose the default language and click “Login”.

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Step 19

In the Joomla Administration portal, you can modify your website as you want.

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Step 20

Now, you can browse your site.

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Summary

I hope now you understand how to configure Joomla in Azure. If you want to learn Joomla administration you can search Joomla Tutorials.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment.