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New Blog Theme, New Blog Host

I finally had some free time today so I did 2 things that I’ve been meaning to do for awhile:

1. Update the theme

2. Move the blog to Azure

I was previously using Bluehost but grew tired of their increasing fees. As part of my MSDN subscription (details), I get 750 hours of Small Compute Instance hours per month (which is essentially the whole month) for free so I figured why not make the switch?

The process was very straightforward. Here’s the article I used to make the switch: http://www.kefalidis.me/2012/06/how-to-migrate-and-run-your-wordpress-blog-on-windows-azure-websites/. There’s also a built-in WordPress plugin that will allow you to export all your content (excpet for themes and plugins) from your old into your new site.

I think the total time was < 2 hours, which I think is very reasonable. If you have any comments/suggestions, feel free to add them below.

 

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