WordPress MySQL Database options on Azure

Azure has a plethora of products and can be confusing to the first-time customer. This post will cover a popular MySQL database options for WordPress when hosting on Azure. Product Database Type PROs CONs Recommendation IaaS (Virtual Machines) MySQL on Virtual Machine Full control of MySQL ServerMultitude of VM options Maintenance Multitude of VM options VM…

Improving performance with application initialization on Azure App Service (Windows)

Often, performance on a website isn’t what it needs to be. One way you can improve performance is to cache files to the local disk. On Azure App Service Web Apps, an application can access the local disk at D:\local\temp. This location is specific to each instance. Due to the nature of Platform-as-a-service, this location…

WordPress Assistant for Azure App Service on Windows

App Service Assistant is a WordPress plugin that provides details on important settings and configuration. This can be helpful to troubleshoot WordPress issues. Information such as current theme, theme path, WP defines, plugins, php_errors.log (if enabled), debug.log (if enabled), user.ini, app settings. Installing this plugin is a cinch! Just follow the steps below to get it…

Import a WordPress MySQL Database using WordPress Buddy+ on Azure App Service

This post discusses how to use the Azure Web App Site Extension, WordPress Buddy+, to import a WordPress MySQL Database (.sql file) into MySQL In-App. If you haven’t already, review and install (link here) the WordPress Buddy+ Site Extension for Azure Web Apps. The steps below require MySQL In-App to be enabled. Import Steps From Kudu CMD…

WordPress Buddy+ site extension for Azure App Service on Windows

WordPress Buddy+ is an Azure Web Apps Site Extension that facilitates WordPress configuration and especially useful for WordPress migrations. It has features for updating HOME and SITE_URL, viewing list of plugins and updating passwords. In addition, it can also help migrate the MySQL database, whether it be MySQL In-App, ClearDB or on a Virtual Machine…