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How to set up a free Ghost blog on Azure?

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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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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Head over to the GitHub repository for Ghost Azure. Click Deploy to Azure. That will automatically install Ghost for you in Azure.

It does not. It takes me to azuredeploy.net, which only tells me about how the button is supposed to work, but doesn't. I forked a similar repository to my own github with a similar button, which also does not work, but it has a "deploy to azure via portal" button that takes me to a page that requires a "site location," "hosting plan name," "repo URL," and "branch," none of which make any sense to me. There are no tooltips for those things.

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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

That's what my question was about. I don't know what those things are. And all the guidance I've tried to find only seems to complicate things further. It's the opposite of what I expect when I am told it's a "one-click deploy," it's a deploy with as many clicks and complications as possible.

By comparison, I was able to set up Ghost on Heroku in about two clicks. But heroku doesn't host image files, so...

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