Real stories of site migration to Microsoft Azure Web Sites
The things you can do with a Windows Azure Web Site (WAWS) fascinate me. Some good folks take the time out to write about their migration experiences and I find them educational. I thought I should build a list to keep track of the interesting ones I find -
- Migrating WordPress from MySQL to Azure Web Apps and Azure SQL (April 2015)
- weblogs.asp.net is now running on Orchard and Azure Web Sites (July 2014) - 750 blogs, all hosted in 4 Azure Web Sites all running on only one large virtual machine cost just 70 cents a blog per month to host.
- Shawn Wildermuth's experiences moving some of his sites to Azure Web Site (May 2014)
- Doug Rathbone migrates his site to WAWS and its related database to SQL Azure (Sept 2013) - "by default only machines within Azure's network can access your database, until you add exceptions to the rule within the portal"
- Brian Hitney migrates his Blog to Windows Azure Web Sites (Aug 2013)
- Pete Brown migrates his 10 year old site WAWS (July 2013) Learning: : if you want to move a SQL database to Azure, regardless of what version, grab the SQL Server 2012 client tools.
- Scott Hanselman moves his website's images to the Azure CDN, implements Lazy Loading for images (April 2013) - "I have 13 websites and two VMs (one Linux and one Windows) running in Azure. 11 sites run in one VM instances with Azure Websites in the West US, and the other two are in different datacenters". "I discovered that CDNs are case sensitive, then ran this PowerShell Script to make ALL my show images files all lowercase"
- Jeff Wilcox moves a Node.js app 4th & Mayor from AWS to Windows Azure Web Sites (April 2013)