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Propping Up WordPress on Azure

Recently I moved my blog to Azure’s cloud. I had some free credits for Windows Azure since I have an MSDN subscription, so I figured why not give it a shot. This move meant 3 big changes for me: Microsoft’s Azure platform, ClearDB’s  MySQL services, and making sure I understood the costs in advance.  It has been 3 months and overall I’m thrilled with the platform for my blog. This post will show how quickly you can get a WordPress blog up and running. Azure does a heckuva lot more than host a web site that uses WordPress. But to keep focused, this post will cover my tips for...


Tips for WordPress on Azure

I recently posted about how quick and easy it was to set up a WordPress blog on Azure. My blog site has been running for over 3 months on this platform and it really has been great. One of the key reasons I am on Azure is because I have a high confidence in the platform and that if something goes wrong I can recover. So far that’s proved true and if anything, the problems I did encounter have only reinforced my confidence that if something does go wrong that I can recover quickly. Which is ultimately what I care about: not perfection. I’ve had some ups and downs (let’s call them learning experiences)...