Virtual Machine Site Recovery in Microsoft Azure

To be prepared in case of a failure of the primary location of my Azure VM, I’ve activated the Azure Site Recovery. After completing a manual failover for testing purposes, I was surprised how much manual work was required to make the replicated setup look like the source and have …

Encrypting Disks of Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

After completing the setup of a virtual machine in Azure, it is worth to have a look at the advisor recommendations. One of the recommendations I found was “Disk encryption should be applied on virtual machines“. But enabling disk encryption will have its price. And probably there is no need …

Things I will regard when I create my next VM in Microsoft Azure

Based on what I’ve learned when I created a VM in Azure without previous planning, I will regard the following points the next time I create a stand-alone VM: Minimize the Number of Resource Groups Optimize Disk Size and Number VM Size and Disk Performance VM Size and Disk Encryption …

Upfront Activities before creating Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Having a virtual machine created via the Azure portal without any preparation, and looking at the resources found after creation, I had the impression that some kind of preparation is required before creating a virtual machine in Azure. These three things I consider to be very helpful to be completed …

Minimum required Elements for Microsoft Azure VMs

Being surprised about then number of elements after creating a virtual machine which supports backup, failover, and antimalware protection (in total five resource groups and twenty-four resources, six of them hidden, see “Resources found after Creation of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure“), I created my own list of minimum …

Resources found after Creation of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

After creating the Azure virtual machine having the features backup, recovery, and antimalware protection by just clicking in the portal, plus doing a site failover test and site failover, I ended up with an unexpected high number of resources. Note: This post is part of a series of postings describing …

Overview of Notes and Observations when Creating a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Creating a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure via the portal can be done very quickly. Do a few clicks, let Azure do the magic in the background, and a few minutes later, the VM is ready for use. To get a better understanding about what it really means to create …

REST API to retrieve WordPress View Counters

My post “Counting Post Views in WordPress without PlugIn” shows a way on how to count post views in WordPress. To see them, one have to either login to WordPress and have a look at the posts overview, or connect to the WordPress database and run SQL queries. The posts …

Block suspicious Post View Requests in WordPress

After adding a post view counter to my blog (see “Counting Post Views in WordPress without PlugIn” for details), I noticed some strange view counts on one of the posts. From one day to another, the counter of this specific post jumped from about 200 to more than 12,500. And …

“Error establishing a database connection” when installing WordPress on Windows 10 using WampServer

When I noticed some (not successful) hacking attempts on this blog, I tried to install WordPress locally on a Windows 10 machine (and finally did). wpbeginner, like usually, offers a nice tutorial about how to install it including all other required applications (Web server, database, PHP runtime). Following this tutorial, …