WP Engine reportedly extends its managed WordPress hosting solution on Microsoft Azure. Developers at the moment can now select Azure to build WordPress websites with WP Engine.
WP Engine Reportedly Extends Its Managed WordPress Hosting Solution on Microsoft Azure
For those companies that prefer Microsoft, WP engine has now launched its very own managed WordPress platform on Microsoft Azure.
Now available, businesses in the United States and the Netherlands can select azure in building and scaling WordPress websites with WP Engine. WP Engine says that it has plans to expand into other regions all through 2023 for more reach on the cloud hosting platform worldwide.
This new solution makes use of Kubernetes for containers which allows engineers to easily port the platform to AKS without having to make core modifications to code.
WP Engine chairwoman and CEO Heather Brunner said, “Working with Microsoft on an Azure-based offering helps us deliver on our promise to be the world’s most trusted WordPress platform for businesses around the world.”
She added that “We’re proud to collaborate with Microsoft in powering their Microsoft Stories site, now 7X faster with WP Engine powered by Azure.”
WP engine stated that the offering in question will combine the agility of its WordPress hosting platform with the global reach of Microsoft Azure. The platforms also confirmed that the solution offers certified security for enterprise and SMB businesses.
What Microsoft’s Director of Product, Azure Kubernetes Service Said About the Development
“WP Engine on Azure paves the way for Microsoft partners and customers to publish their own WordPress sites at scale,” Director of Product, Azure Kubernetes Service at Microsoft Sean McKenna said.
“The WP Engine platform integration with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) creates a powerful software solution that natively supports dynamic websites built on WordPress.”
WP Engine will help to provide managed WordPress hosting, headless WordPress, enterprise WordPress, Flywheel, Local, Advanced Custom Fields as well as Genesis.
Ranadass Prabhakar’s Assessment of the News
“Wrapping WordPress components in containers makes it easier for teams to use, manage and deploy applications anywhere,” Ranadass Prabhakar, SVP and Chief technology officer at WP Engine said.
“This modern design approach is an example of how containers can be leveraged to build a portable architecture.”
WP Engine Started To Work with Microsoft Back In 2018
WP Engine started to work with Microsoft back in 2018 when Microsoft selected the WordPress platform to help power its Microsoft stories website.
WP Engine and Microsoft Azure in 2021 once again collaborated as the increase in content demand and the streaming of in-house web processes led both companies to completely integrate their platforms.