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Posted by on 6th May, 2013

Running WordPress on Azure

Running WordPress on Azure

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. Today it power about 18.9% of all websites in the world.

WordPress is a CMS [Content Management System] based on a PHP/MySQL framework that is very useful for many and most cases, especially if you need a website quick up and running with minimum effort.

Now, can you run WordPress in on Azure? Azure is Microsoft and this thing is PHP and MySQL….and they don’t mix, right? Well, yes, you can….and much easier than you thought.

Go to: to access your Azure portal
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Here you have access to everything you’ll need to tinker with your site: FTP, connectionstrings, IP, etc.

That is it. It could not be simpler than that.