The Azure Marketplace makes available a wide range of popular web apps developed by Microsoft, third party companies, and open source software initiatives. Web apps created from the Azure Marketplace do not require installation of any software other than the browser used to connect to the Azure Preview Portal.
In this tutorial, you'll learn:
How to create a new web app through the Azure Marketplace.
How to deploy the web app through the Azure Preview Portal.
You'll build a WordPress blog that uses a default template. The following illustration shows the completed application:
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Log in to the Azure Preview Portal.
Open the Azure Marketplace either by clicking the Marketplace icon:
Or by clicking the New icon on the upper right of the dashboard, and selecting Marketplace at the bottow of the list.
Select Web + Mobile. Search for WordPress and click the WordPress icon.
After reading the description of the WordPress app, select Create.
Click on Web app, and provide the required values for configuring your web app.
Click on Database, and provide the required values for configuring your MySQL database.
Provide a name for a new resource group.
If necessary, click SUBSCRIPTION, and specify the subscription to use.
When you have finished defining the web app, click Create, and wait while the new web app is created.
When the app has been created, you will see the resource group containing web app and database.
Click on your new web app to see details about your app.
On the Essentials page, click either Browse or the link under Url to open the web app's welcome page.
If you have not installed WordPress, enter the appropriate configuration information required by WordPress and click Install WordPress to finalize configuration and open the web app's login page.
Click Login and enter your credentials.
You'll have a new WordPress web app that looks similar to the web app below.
You've seen how to create and deploy a web app from the gallery. To learn more about how to create, configure, deploy, and scale Azure web apps, check out these resources: