There is a clear rising trend that more and more people prefer to host their blogs themselves. In the past, VPS and shared host would be their only choose, and now bloggers can host blogs on Windows Azure with high availability, scalability and security.

As we all know, Wordpress is an open source CMS, often used as a blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plugin architecture and a templating system. WordPress is the most popular blog software in use today. Generally, Wordpress uses MySQL as its database.

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. If you are a PHP fan, you must be amazed with how easy and simple to host a PHP-based application on Windows Azure.

And Microsoft® SQL Azure™ (formerly SQL Server Data Services and later SQL Services) Database is a cloud-based relational database service built on Microsoft SQL Server® technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud.

Unfortunately, Wordpress selects MySQL as its default database. So, we’ll make a collage using Wordpress, SQL Azure and Windows Azure in next series articles. Eventually we’ll host Wordpress  on Windows Azure, SQL Azure as its database, and use Windows Azure Storage to store multimedia content.

 our wordpress live sample website:

http://wordpress-win-azure.cloudapp.net/

 

In This Section

 

Topic

Description

Chapter 1: Using PHP application in Windows Azure

This article will show how easy to run PHP application inWindows Azure

Chapter 2: Consume SQL Azure Using PHP

This article describes how to access SQL Azure using PHP.

Chapter 3: Host Wordpress on Windows Azure

This article describes the process about host Wordpress on Windows Azure. Similarly, you will see how easy it will be.

Chapter 4: Using Windows Azure Storage in Wordpress

This article introduces the Windows Azure Storage plugin for WordPress . It enables Wordpress store multimedia contenton Windows Azure Storage.

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_Azure