How to Install WordPress on Azure

November 15, 2017Leron AminComments Open

Interested in hosting WordPress on Microsoft Azure?

In this tutorial you will learn how to install WordPress on Microsoft Azure using the Bitnami version of WordPress on Azure.

Hosting WordPress on Microsoft’s massive cloud network allows you to take your WordPress website to the next level.

Although hosting WordPress on Azure offers amazing performance, it can be challenging. If you’re a new to the development world, you may be interested in managed hosting; there are even managed cloud hosting providers (view tutorial).

Let’s get started!

To get started, create a free Azure account and follow along with the video above. If you get stuck, check below to see the steps listed individually with their commands.

There are 3 steps in this tutorial:

  • 1. Launch WordPress Installation

  • 2. Configure WordPress Installation

  • 3. Login to WordPress

1. Launch WordPress Installation

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After you’ve created an Azure account, navigate to the New section in the sidebar column. In the search bar at the top of the page, enter wordpress, then choose WordPress Certified by Bitnami from the list of WordPress installation options.

2. Configure WordPress Installation

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After you’ve selected WordPress Certified by Bitnami, scroll down to the bottom of the information page and click the Create button in order to begin configuring your WordPress installation settings.

2.1 Basic Settings

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In the Basic section of the Create virtual machine column, fill out the information as shown in the image, making sure to change your Resource group settings to represent the region where you anticipate most of your website traffic will be coming from.

2.2 Hardware Settings

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In the Size section of the Create virtual machine column, choose the A0 Standard machine type.

2.3 Network Settings

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In the Settings section of the Create virtual machine column, leave the default settings as they are. However, if you require high availability for your application, make sure to configure the Avilability set options.

2.4 Finalize Deployment

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In the Summary section of the Create virtual machine column, add the required contact information. Then, click the Create button to finalize your deployment.

3. Login to WordPress

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Now that you’ve launched your WordPress application, the next step is to login to your WordPress Dashboard. To do this, click the Dashboard link in the left-sidebar column, then click the on the box that shows your WordPress virtual machine.

3.1 Retrieve Login Credentials

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Next, scroll down the secondary sidebar column to the SUPPORT + TROUBLESHOOTING section, and click on the Boot diagnostics link.
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From inside the Boot diagnostics section, click inside of the diagnostics log and type CTRL + F to open the search bar and type in application password, then press enter Next, copy the application password from the diagnostics log.

3.2 Access WordPress Dashboard

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Next, scroll towards the top of the secondary sidebar to the Overview section. From here, copy the Public IP address for your WordPress application and press enter. This will take you to the WordPress login page.
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From your web browser window, paste the Public IP address into the URL address bar.
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From the WordPress dashboard page, enter user in the username field, and paste the password that you copied from the diagnostics log into the password field.

That’s it!

You’ve successfully launched a WordPress application in a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure!

Now that your WordPress application is successfully configured, you can look into more advanced functionality such as setting up a domain name and SSL encryption.

If you have any questions or comments about this tutorial, please be sure to post them below!

Thanks,

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