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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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Installing WordPress on Windows Server 2012

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Note: Article updated to reflect changes as of February 2016 Installing WordPress on Windows Servers have been a challenge for me in the past. Mostly because of my ignorance to web development and the pre-requisites such as PHP and MySQL. Pre-requisites especially because I didn’t know where to get it, how to install it and ofcourse searching the web always gave me an answer, it was never simple or easy. Easy compared to what Microsoft Web Platform Installer has to offer. Web PI was an accidental discovery on my part…read more

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Brains behind the beauty

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I always liked looks of the old scripture pages but I never imagined I will have my website look like one. I never had the skills to design a web page. Today, however, I have the site with the design I like and functionality that gets the job done. All of this thanks to advancements of technology and willingness to share by the creators and community who supports WordPress. I am learning how to use widgets, plugins and make the most out of blogging system and all the information available…read more

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