Are you thinking of installing wordpress on Azure cloud service?
In this post, we going to discuss how to install WordPress on azure using wordops hosting control panel for free.
Every major cloud provider gives you a free trial of their services but we don’t know how to use them. Since everyone feared maintaining their servers but with wordops, you can manage your server and install WordPress on Azure cloud.
Install WordPress on Azure using WordOps
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud service where we can make a free Linux server for 12 months. so with the help of Azure, Cloudflare, and WordOps, we gonna make a WordPress website.
What is WordOps?
WordOps is a command-line tool to install WordPress on a server and a server administration toolset to manage your server. with WordOps we set up a LEMP stack and easy commands to manage WordPress and manage your stack.
Free Azure Linux VM
Azure provides us with free services for 12 months in this free tier we can build B1s machines and we are not going to charge. So here we are going to create a free Ubuntu machine that we can use with WordOps.
In the Webinoly cloud hosting control panel, we learned how we can create an Ubuntu server on Linux. So if you don’t know how to create you can refer to this article or you can use Microsoft’s official documentation.
With the help of this server, we can install WordPress on Azure using WordOps.
Connect domain to Cloudflare
You can skip this step if you don’t want to use Cloudflare to manage your domain. Here are steps to connect a domain to Cloudflare from any domain provider.
Cloudflare provides us with DNS management and CDN so your website loads fast from every geo-location.
Login to your Cloudflare dashboard
After creating a Cloudflare account just login into your account and if you don’t have an account then make one.
after tapping on add site, you get to option to enter a domain name
Enter Domain name
Enter your domain name like if you are using autosy.in or www.autosy.in whatever you use.
Choose a free plan when you are starting to use Cloudflare.
After this step, you need to add these 2 Nameservers to your domain name registrar. Now on this domain, you can install WordPress on Azure using WordOps.
Setup WordOps on Azure
Before installing WordOps you need to ssh into your server for that you can use an SSH client on a windows machine or if you are using Linux or macOS then you can use the default terminal. After SSH into a server, you can install WordPress on Azure using WordOps
Update and upgrade your server
Before installing WordOps you need to update your system so you don’t conflict with dependency and you get any errors.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
One command setup for wordops
You can set up wordops by cloning the git repo but we gonna use a simple command to install wordops on our VM.
wget -qO wo wops.cc && sudo bash wo
Post setup after installing wordops
here are some steps you should do after installing wordops for bash autocompletion, sudo alias for wo, and UFW firewall.
create sudo alias for wo
echo -e "alias wo='sudo -E wo'" >> $HOME/.bashrc
Install WordOps main stack
wo stack install
You can secure the backend port by using the official guide for safety.
Enable UFW firewall
wo stack install --ufw
Install WordPress using WordOps
WordOps gives us a lot of options like caching, PHP version, let’s encrypt, and many more. Here are commands options you can choose what you want.
wo site create [<site_name>] [options]
Standard wordpress installation
wo site create site.tld --wp
Options list that you can use according to your need
these are some basic options but you can discover more on WordOps documentation. this is an easy and best way to install wordpress on azure using WordOps.
setting up WordPress is so easy nowadays because of cloud hosting control panels like WordOps, and webinoly. So here we shared best way to install WordPress on Azure using WordOps.
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