Create an Orchard CMS web site from the gallery in Windows Azure
The gallery makes available a wide range of popular web applications developed by Microsoft, third party companies, and open source software initiatives. Web applications created from the gallery do not require installation of any software other than the browser used to connect to the Windows Azure Management Portal.
In this tutorial, you'll learn:
You'll build an Orchard CMS site that uses a default template. Orchard is a free, open-source, .NET-based CMS application that allows you to create customized, content-driven web sites. Orchard CMS includes an extensibility framework through which you can download additional modules and themes to customize your site. The following illustration shows the Orchard CMS site that you will create.
Create an Orchard web site from the gallery
Login to the Windows Azure Management Portal.
Click the New icon on the bottom left of the portal.
Click the Web Site icon, and then click From Gallery.
Locate and click the Orchard CMS icon in the list, and then click the arrow to continue.
On the Configure Your App page, enter or select values for all fields:
- Enter a URL name of your choice.
- Select the region closest to your users. (This will ensure best performance.)
Click the checkmark in the lower right corner of the box to start the deployment of your new Orchard CMS web site.
Windows Azure will initiate build and deploy operations. While the web site is being built and deployed, the status of these operations is displayed at the bottom of the Web Sites Management Portal. After all operations are performed, a message will indicate that your web site has been created.
Launch and manage your Orchard site
Click the name of your new site on the Web Sites page, and then click Browse at the bottom of the portal to open your web site's welcome page.
Enter the configuration information required by Orchard, and then click Finish Setup to complete the configuration and open the web site’s home page.
You'll have a new Orchard site that looks similar to the screenshot below.
Follow the details in the Orchard Documentation to learn more about Orchard and configure your new site.