Make a WordPress site in Microsoft Azure – Powered by Bitnami pre-configured Ready-to-Run VM Image

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. It can be customized via a wide selection of themes, extensions and plug-ins. More than 60 million websites are powered by WordPress.

There are many ways to host a WordPress website in Microsoft Azure like

  • Create WordPress website using default WordPress Web App either scalable or simple. For that, you have to pay for DB additionally.
  • Host your DB in separate VM and connect your Web App.
  • Manually install everything from scratch in VM. Cost will be needing special attention.
  • Use Bitnami WordPress pre-configured Ready-to-Run Image. You can all set to go in less than 15 USD per month.

So, here I’ll tell you about the recommended way – using Bitnami Stack.

First, login to you Azure portal and hit new  then select WordPress under the Virtual Machine category by Bitnami.

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then hit Create.

After that, fill out some basic information like VM name, username, password and machine size etc

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then hit Purchase.

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After the installation, VM’s blade will be open automatically.

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Under the Essentials  copy the Public IP address and try to access it in your browser.

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In just few clicks, WordPress site is up and running in Microsoft Azure cloud using Bitnami Stack.

Got questions? Feel free to comment.

Ahmed Khateeb

Computer Scientist, Former intern at Microsoft, Developer and Blogger. "Tech Enthusiast".

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