Every since Dreamhost started pushing my buttons with less than sub-par service, dead slow loading speeds and pointing fingers at WordPress plugins and themes I was using, I’ve been looking at alternatives for my hosting needs.
- Setup Linux VM
- Install Infrastructure
- Install WordPress
- Tips and Links
Microsoft’s Azure service has 2 huge advantages, in my opinion:
- Easier management interface
- 30 day credit so you can try service and even know how much would it cost you.
Amazon has free for 1 year program, which allows you to use their Small VM for free for a period of one year. But if you would like to try larger instances you would have to pay out of your own pocket. Which one to select will depend on your plan of migration. For me, Azure was the way to go.
These instructions are for Azure Linux installations, but they could also be used on Amazon AWS though some steps might require additional setup.
So let’s start.