Bertrand requested we file a bug to track this. The app startup time for my barebones Orchard blog on an Azure extra small instance is ~4.5 minutes (gbiamby.cloudapp.net, not guaranteed to be there by the time someone looks at this ticket).
- Check out changeset: bc14927cf18790f91d6ecc42cef8dd8727705a41
- Apply patch from work item 19119 (to fix MVC4 errors when you try to run the site on Azure)
- Build using ClickToBuildAzurePackage.cmd
- Deploy to Azure.
- Visit website. Initial visit, and any visits after a period of no activity result in a ~4.5 minute wait time before you get an HTTP response. Subsequent page hits load at a normal speed.
I left this line in my ServiceConfiguration.csfg, could this be part of the problem?
<Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.Diagnostics.ConnectionString" value="UseDevelopmentStorage=true" />
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to set up another db or use the same connection string as for "DataConnectionString".