How to set up a free Ghost blog on Azure?

Daniel Hakimi 1 Reputation point
2019-12-03T15:34:44.37+00:00

I've read that I can set up a Ghost blog on a free Azure account. I've seen a few "one click" installers. But whenever I click on one of these installers, I find myself needing to make many more clicks, many of which confuse me.

Each installer I've found presents me with new fields I need to fill out, and I don't really understand many of them at all. I tried to make up answers for one, but by the time I got to the end of it, I saw "Standard D1 v2" charging me money. I have no idea what that was or how to change it. Can somebody help me?

I'm not a developer by trade, I'm really just looking to set up a simple blog for free if possible, and I really like Ghost...

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I couldn't even figure out what each forum was for...

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  1. SnehaAgrawal-MSFT 11,101 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2019-12-04T07:57:24.897+00:00

    Thanks for asking Question! Yes, you are right you can set up a free Ghost blog on Azure in just few clicks and its very simple. Steps to be followed for this:

    1. Head over to the GitHub repository for Ghost Azure. Click Deploy to Azure. That will automatically install Ghost for you in Azure.
    2. A new Window will open, and you need to fill some requirements like Directory, Azure Subscription, Resource group, Sku will be free, Choose Site Location. Then click Next
    3. It will show resource types that will be created during deployment. Hit Deploy.
    4. Blog will be created And After it's created, you can manage your site in the Azure Portal.

    You may take a look to this Blog

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