The new and better ‘WordPress on App Service’

Published Feb 22 2022 11:00 PM 6,704 Views
Microsoft

We are happy to announce that the new and updated WordPress on Azure App Service is available for public preview in Azure Marketplace. You can directly head to Create WordPress on App Service - Microsoft Azure to create your WordPress website or go to QuickStart: Create a WordPress site - Azure App Service | Microsoft Docs for a how-to guide to build your WordPress website in Azure.

 

We have made some significant improvements based on feedback from many WordPress developers and in close collaboration with the ever-growing WordPress community This new offering will improve your experience, and help your websites run faster.

 

What’s new and improved?

  1. Updated image: We have made sure that whenever you deploy a new WordPress website, you get the latest stable versions of WordPress and PHP. This will ensure that your websites are up to date with all updates and security fixes.
  2. Performance: Performance is at the core of everything we do. We want your websites to be highly performant so that your visitors have a great browsing experience. Our super low response times will ensure that your website visitors will create and consume content with ease. We have made a lot of WordPress recommended optimizations like using non default permalink structures, pagination of comments, using optimal PHP settings, and more. Two most important performance enhancements we have carried out are:
    1. Caching: The WordPress installation comes with pre-installed W3TC plugin which uses a local Redis cache for faster processing of requests. Caching is implemented for WordPress pages, objects, and the database.
    2. Image Compression: The WordPress installation comes with the pre-installed Smush Plugin with recommended settings. When an image is uploaded multiple resized copies of the same image are generated and stored. This helps us deliver minimal load times with the best quality image possible.
  3. 4 Hosting Plans: We understand that not every WordPress website is the same. Some WordPress developers build personal blogs as a hobby while some build traffic heavy ecommerce websites. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Now you have the option to choose one from our 4 SKUs depending on your requirements. You always have the option of scaling up and scaling out using your AppService/ Database.

Hosting Plan

WebApp

Database (MySQL Flexible server)

Basic

(Hobby or Research purposes)

B1

(1 vCores, 1.75 GB RAM, 10 GB Storage)

Burstable, B1s

(1 vCores, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage, 400 IOPs)

Development

(Development and Staging purposes)

S1

(1 vCores, 1.75 GB RAM, 50 GB Storage)

Burstable, B1ms

(1 vCores, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage, 500 IOPs)

Standard

(General Purpose production apps)

P1V2

(1 vCores, 3.5 GB RAM, 250 GB Storage)

Burstable, B2s

(2 vCores, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage, 400 IOPs)

Premium

(Heavy Workload production apps)

P1V3

(2 vCores, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB Storage)

Gen Purpose, D2ds_v4

(2 vCores, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage, 700 IOPs)

 

  1. Easier configuration: Setting up a new WordPress website is often time consuming. We have simplified the process for you so that you can focus on your next big project. You can directly input your desired admin username and password in the create page and everything else is taken care of. You can directly login to the admin dashboard.

We will continue to deliver on our promise to empower every WordPress developer to achieve more. We would love to hear your feedback to understand how we can help you. Please email us at wordpressonazure@microsoft.com to start a conversation.

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