This article will cover the installation of Wordpress™ utilizing Microsoft™ Web Matrix and the Web Deploy protocol.
The first thing we need to do is to create a database on the server. Log in to your myCloud interface and go to database manager.
If you are not familiar with logging in to your myCloud interface please look here.
If you are not familiar with creating databases in your myCloud interface please look here.
Please make sure to select MySQL for your new database. Once its created please keep record of the database connection string. We can find the string by clicking on the details for the database.
Please copy the connection string and keep record of this. We will use this string in a upcoming step.
Next lets download a copy of Web Matrix.
After opening Web Matrix select new from Application Gallery.
Select App Gallery and then select Wordpress. At the bottom we are asked to use a name for the site. Please keep note of this name for an upcoming step.
You may be asked at this step to install extra software needed to support Wordpress on your local computer. Please install the needed software as Web Matrix depends on it. Once we have all the required software installed you should see Wordpress show up with the configuration screen for the local installation.
Within Web Matrix at the top left lets select the remote tab and select "Settings".
Elect for Web Deploy for Protocol.
V2 customers please use this server: https://webdeploy.cloudsites.gearhost.com:8172/msdeploy.axd
V3 customers please use this server: https://webdeploy.v3.cloudsites.gearhost.com:8172/msdeploy.axd
Username is the same as the user on the account.
Site name is the site name that we used earlier in the local installation of Wordpress.
For the destination url we need to make sure we include the http:// on the front as well as the :80 on the end of the URL.
The database connection string needs to be filled out even though we seem to have two databases at this point. We suggest copying in the string from the myCloud interface and pasting it in to the db field.
Save and watch it upload. Once Web Matrix finishes uploading you will see a yellow banner at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on that will bring one to the administration section of your new live Wordpress site.