Create a WordPress website hosted in Azure using Azure App Service

This module requires a sandbox to complete. A sandbox gives you access to Azure resources. Your Azure subscription will not be charged.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using the same account you activated the sandbox with.
  2. Select Create a resource on the Azure Dashboard.

3. This option takes you to the Azure Marketplace.

4. To install WordPress, we can do a quick search for it. In the Search, the Marketplace box above the listed application options, type in WordPress. Select the default WordPress option from the list of options available.

5. In the new panel, you’ll typically find additional information about the item you’re about to install, including the publisher, a brief description of the resource, and links to more information. Make sure to review this information. Select Create to begin the process to create a WordPress app.

6. You’re presented several options to configure your deployment. Enter the following information:

a. App Name — Choose a unique for the App name. It will form part of a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).

b. Subscription — Make sure the Concierge Subscription is selected.

c. Resource Group — Select the Use existing radio button, then select the [sandbox resource group name] resource group from the drop-down list.

d. Database Provider — Select MySQL in App.

e. App Service plan/location — You’ll change the App Service plan in the next step.

f. Application Insights — Leave at the default configuration.

Your configuration should look like this:

Select MySQL in App as Database Provider

7. Now let’s configure the App Service plan to use a specific pricing tier. The App Service plan specifies the compute resources and location for the web app. Select App Service plan/location.

In the App Service plan panel, select Create new.

8. In the New App Service plan panel, enter a name for the new service plan and then select Pricing tier.

9. The Spec Picker allows us to select a new pricing tier for our application. This screen opens to the Production tab, with the S1 pricing tier selected. We’ll select a new pricing tier from the Dev / Test tab for our website.

Select the Dev / Test tab and select the F1 pricing tier. Then select Apply.

Click on Apply.

10. Back on the New App Service plan panel it will reflect the new Pricing Tier, select OK to create the new plan and close the panel.

11. Finally, select the Create button to start the deployment of your new site.

It will be validating.

HURRAY!! After validation you will be taken back to Azure Dashboard where you can see a new notification pop-up, as shown below:

Select Deployment in progress… to see the details about all the resources that are created.

Wait for some time and your deployment will get complete.

Yayyy 🙂 You just deployed WordPress website using Azure App Service.

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