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Open Source in the Cloud – WordPress on Azure: My Make Web Not War presentation

Curious about the concept behind WordPress on Windows Azure or why I’m so excited about hosting WordPress Networks on a Microsoft platform? Look no further than the presentation above from Make Web Not War 2011. In it I explain the premise and reasoning behind hosting WordPress Networks on Windows Azure along with some general principles around hosting large WordPress Networks. Your own private garden in the cloud? You bet.

Sadly the video doesn’t feature the slideshow presentation I created, but you can follow along in a separate window by navigating the slides on

For a rundown on how to host WordPress on Azure with the new scaffolder solution which was introduced this fall, check out the full WordPress on Windows Azure: Single-Site Deployment tutorial.

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly specializing in AI, bleeding edge web technologies, and the intersection between technology and humanity. He also occasionally teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular conference and workshop speaker on all things tech ethics, AI, web technologies, and open source.

5 replies on “Open Source in the Cloud – WordPress on Azure: My Make Web Not War presentation”

You are correct in that there is a newer model for deploying WordPress on Azure, one which I have covered extensively in the tutorial listed below. However, this presentation is mainly about the philosophy and concepts surrounding hosting WordPress, and in particular WordPress Networks, on Azure. Though the methodology has matured, the reasoning behind stays the same.

thanks for the post. it was very useful i have successfully enabled single site wordpress azure site , having problem setting up multiple sub-sites on azure can you guide pls. thks.

This was outstanding informative video about why people widely using hosting WordPress Networks on Windows Azure. I really glad on your great job. Great sharing.

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