Migrating to Azure (or other hosting service)

Topics: Administration
Developer
Aug 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I'd like to ask the Orchard Community to share experiences on the topic mentioned in the title. I'd like to know how much work(/pain) it takes to migrate an already working Orchard installation from eg. a Windows Server to Azure or any other hosting service, like Gearhost. If I get involved in such matter, I'll also share my experiences, of course. :)

Thanks!

Developer
Aug 24, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I'm about to move my blog site to Azure. Due to a lack of time I decided to simply upload the entire thing via web publishing, and here's the result: http://www.skywalkersd.net/ 

It's not as fast as my old server, but it's ok for my purposes for now.

Coordinator
Aug 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM

"Simply upload the entire thing" mean you are using Azure Web Sites ?

Have you enabled the cache module ?
Have you disabled dynamic compilation ?

Developer
Aug 25, 2012 at 4:46 AM
Edited Aug 25, 2012 at 4:46 AM

Yes, Azure Websites.
Yes, Cache module is enabled
No, Dynamic compilation is not disabled (yet), even though you have gone to great lengths explaining this to us :)

Will try that later and enjoy the difference.

 

Developer
Aug 25, 2012 at 4:47 AM

I have to say, it seems much faster than a few hours ago. If I didn;t know any better I'd think it was still hosted on my previous server.