Solution architecture: Umbraco CMS for light to medium traffic sites

Simple Umbraco CMS web app configured for small 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, 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 W eb App (Umbraco Frontend) SQL Database (Umbraco DB and Session state DB) S torage (media, logs, and backup files) Application Insights

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Deploy to Azure

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Web Apps

Run an Umbraco CMS on the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service with the front-end and the back-office apps running on 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 your media in Azure Storage so you can reduce I/O operation 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 lifecycle.

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