Solution architecture: Umbraco CMS for light to medium-traffic sites

Simple Umbraco CMS web app configured for light to medium-traffic sites. It uses a single web app for the front-end and the back office, deployed in a single region.

This solution is built on the Azure-managed services: SQL Database, Storage and Application Insights. These services run in a high-availability environment that is patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.

Umbraco CMS for light to medium-traffic sites A diagram showing the solution architecture of Umbraco CMS for a light to medium traffic site, built on the Azure-managed services SQL Database, Storage and Application Insights. Browser Web App (Umbraco Frontend) SQL Database (Umbraco DB and Session state DB) Storage (media, logs, and backup files) Application Insights

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Deploying to Azure

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Deploying to Azure

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Web Apps

Run an Umbraco CMS in the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service with the front-end and back-office apps running in the same app.

SQL Database

Store your site’s content in Azure SQL Database. The back-office web app and front-end web app use the same database. Use Azure SQL Database’s features such as backup and high availability.


Store all of your media in Azure Storage so that you can reduce the number of I/O operations on the web app file server and improve performance.

Application Insights

Detect issues, diagnose crashes and track usage in your web app with Application Insights. Make informed decisions throughout the development life cycle.

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