Back in 2014 I announced the relocation of greiginsydney.com to Azure. Today I can announce we’ve moved again – this time to Azure.
For the last few years we’ve been living on Azure’s version of WordPress as an “App Service” hosted in the West US Region. This choice of platform has to date necessitated the use of a third-party (in this case ClearDB) to host the WordPress database.
It’s an understatement to say that I’ve not found the blog’s performance anywhere near my expectation. Googling “slow WordPress on Azure” reveals this isn’t an issue unique to me, and none of the fixes offered in any of my occasional shopping expeditions improved matters:
- Disabling Output Buffering didn’t fix it
- Having “Always On” on wasn’t it either
- Not even the Program Manager of the Azure App Service has the silver bullet: “How to speed up your WordPress site on Azure App Service”