Continuous Deployment of Azure Linux webapps using Kudu

This is continuation of last post around hosting Linux web apps on Azure using Docker containers. Our current front-end deployment pipeline on the VMs has been: $ npm update on wp-content/themes/our-theme $ bower install $ gulp build –production Since we were now on Web Apps instead of VMs, we had to get these deployment steps… Read More

nginx and PHP on Azure Linux Web Apps using custom docker containers

This is part I of hosting PHP apps using custom Docker containers Linux Web Apps on Azure have been in public preview for a while and we finally decided to give it a spin by moving a WordPress site to it. Linux web apps make use of Docker containers and allow you to either use… Read More

Scaling Azure Search Service using Runbooks

One of our customers running on Azure has 10x spikes in traffic during certain day of a week. Since the spikes are predictable and only for certain days, instead of running all services at max capacity, we only scale them up before these spikes and scale them down post the spike in line with the… Read More

Mobile web Vs Mobile app

With so many apps and app stores in the market today, I was wondering what is the real future of the mobile apps. First of all are all these apps searchable in the app store? Will the user get better ROI and engagement by installing these apps? How many apps can we keep installing on… Read More

Copying Azure Blob content from one storage account to another

Azure Storage is cool, we use it over here on our .com to server all wp uploads using Azure Storage Plugin for WordPress and we use it almost everywhere else as well for storing our MongoDB collections, for storing images, generated documents et al. We recently had to deal with having to copy few hundred… Read More

Running Clustered WordPress on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

We’ve been running our WordPress corporate site on GoDaddy’s shared hosting and had been experiencing really slow response times (around 12 seconds with empty cache) so as a weekend project we decided to move over from GoDaddy to Windows Azure. Windows Azure is a great platform but unfortunately, is a little biased towards Microsoft products… Read More