Create a Joomla! Website from the Gallery in Azure

You can deploy a Joomla site in the cloud in less than five minutes using Microsoft Azure.

The gallery makes available a wide range of popular web applications developed by Microsoft, third party companies, and open source software initiatives. Web applications created from the gallery do not require installation of any software other than the browser used to connect to the Azure Management Portal.

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

  1. How to create a new site through the gallery
  2. How to deploy the site through the Azure Portal

Watch the video then read more for details.

Login to the Azure Management Portal.

Step 1
Click the New icon on the bottom left of the dashboard or the Create A Web Site link.
Click the New icon on the bottom left of the dashboard

Step 2
Click Compute, then the Web Site icon, and finally click From Gallery.
Click Compute, then the Web Site icon, and finally click From Gallery

Step 3
Select Joomla! from the CMS apps, then click Next.
Select Joomla! from the CMS apps

Step 4
On the Configure Your App page, enter or select values for all fields, then click Next:
Site Settings
  • Enter a URL name of your choice
  • Leave Create a new MySQL database selected in the Database field
  • Select the region closest to you
  • Deployment Settings
  • Leave Load Sample Data selected to Yes
  • Choose a username, password, and email address
  • On the Configure Your App page, enter or select values for all fields

    Step 5
    On the Create New Database page, you can specify a name for your new MySQL database or use the default name. Select the same region as you chose for the hosting location. Select the box at the bottom of the screen to agree to ClearDB's usage terms for your hosted MySQL database. Then click the check to complete the site creation.
    Create New Database

    Step 6
    Watch Azure create the site!
    Watch Azure create the site

    Step 7
    Click on your new deployment link
    Click on your new deployment link

    Step 8
    In less than 5 minutes, your new Joomla Azure site is ready! Enjoy!
    Click on your new deployment link

    About Arc Technology Group

    Arc Technology Group is a leader in content management solutions specializing in Joomla, assisting companies ranging in size from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurs in managing content to reduce costs, increase revenue and accelerate workflow. Our approach integrates strategy and technology to help customers succeed.


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