Migrating WordPress to Azure – Part 1

From my previous post about moving away from HostGator, so I’ll have to move my WordPress as well. Thankfully Microsoft given away some free credits for Azure through Visual Studio Dev Essentials few months back, so I use the opportunity to migrate WordPress from HostGator over to Azure.

At first I thought it will be a troublesome process, as I might need to setup a VM, and install PHP, MySQL myself, but actually it’s very simple to setup WordPress on Azure.

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404 Page Not Found After Migrate WordPress Database

Recently I lost my local WordPress development environment, so I need to get the copy from my server, I still have WordPress source files, so I just need to FTP back my themes folder and export the whole database in SQL file.

After I get the SQL file, I open the SQL file in text editor and replace all the server domain to my local domain, e.g. changing www.stephensaw.me to stephensaw.local. Then run the SQL on my local database to restore it, it works great, can access to stephensaw.local without problem, can access to admin, the site URL in admin also correct.

But,

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