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DNN on Microsoft Azure

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Opening a Microsoft Azure subscription
  • Deploying and configuring installations
  • Creating backups
  • Upgrading DNN versions
  • Maintaining and managing your site

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wiley.com/go/prodnn7 on the Download Code tab. The code is in the Chapter 9 download and individually named according to the names throughout the chapter.

When Microsoft Azure first appeared, many in the DNN community moved to work out how to deploy a DNN installation on the new platform. There were many issues to overcome around compatibility and suitability for the new cloud environment offering from Microsoft. Over time these challenges were all met, and Azure has evolved alongside DNN. Today it's simple to deploy DNN in an Azure environment and take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and flexibility of cloud computing. DNN is tested on the Azure platform every day and is compatible out of the box. The remainder of this chapter provides key information on getting the most out of DNN when installed on Azure.

AZURE DEPLOYMENT SCENARIOS

Three choices exist for deploying DNN on Azure. The choices are:

  • Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Cloud Services
  • Azure Websites

Hosting on virtual machines is very similar to hosting on a Virtual Private Server or dedicated server. This ...

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