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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 4

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 4 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. Once connected to local MySQL instance, it showed me all the databases that existed. When we installed WordPress using WebPI, it also created a database. I chose to create new database instead that matches the name of the database on my web host. That allowed to me keep migration headaches to minimum and process simple. This also…read more

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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 2

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. Installing WordPress on Windows means installing all the required pre-requisites including PHP and MySQL and configuring IIS to work with PHP among other configuration. It is best left to experts. Fear not, Microsoft provides ability to install WordPress when you use its Web Platform Installer (WebPI). So go ahead and download WebPI from here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx. Read more…read more

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How to move your WordPress blog to Azure VM – Part 1

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I wrote a series of articles on how to move your existing WordPress blog to Azure VM. This is part 1 of a 4 part series. Originally posted on KEMP Technologies blog: http://kemptechnologies.com/blog. In this multipart series, we will look at how you can move your existing, self-hosted WordPress blog to Azure. While there are many ways to create a WordPress in Azure (Container, Web App, Windows VM or Linux VM), we will start with installing WordPress in a Windows VM (this article) and cover Linux VM and Web App…read more

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Introducing LoadMaster for Windows Azure

Posted by in Announcements, Azure, Load Balancing

As an individual responsible for product research, it is part of my job to be on the lookout for developing trends and new opportunities where our products can deliver value. When I started looking at Windows Azure IaaS offering, it became obvious that we had great opportunity as Microsoft Partners to complement the platform with what customers are asking for and Windows Azure doesn’t offer out of the box. Today, I am very excited announce availability for LoadMaster for Azure. LoadMaster for Azure is first product of its kind to run in…read more

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Azure VPN behind NAT on the cheap

Posted by in Azure, Cloud, Firewall

I have been working on Azure Infrastructure Services since it was in preview release. One of the requirements I was working with was hybrid scenario where VPN between on-premises servers and Azure VMs was essential. Since I was doing all the required testing in my lab at home office, I did not have infrastructure you would usually find in corporate datacenters. I didn’t have a need to buy expensive routers and servers for testing I was doing. Looking at Azure VPN requirements, you will notice that Windows RRAS is one…read more

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