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 dashboard.
Click the Web Site icon, and click From Gallery.
Locate and click the Orchard CMS icon in list, and then click Next.
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.)
Then click the Complete check box.
After you click Complete 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 page. After all operations are performed, A final status message when the site has been successfully deployed.
Launch and manage your Orchard site
Click the name of your new site on the Web Sites page to open the dashboard for the site.
On the dashboard, under quick glance, scroll down and click the link under Site URL to open the site's welcome page.
Enter appropriate 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.