Warming-Up Kentico in Azure Cloud Services
Azure Cloud Services continues to be a great option for times when companies want to add an additional level of control over their applications when deploying to the cloud. With this model, developers package their applications and server configurations and then push them to Azure storage. From there, Microsoft creates a new server based on the configuration, then deploys the application. This process automates many of the administrative tasks and allows the developer to solely focus on their own sites.
When deploying Kentico to this platform (or nearly any other cloud platform), there is an initial hit to performance as the site is compiled. This can result in a delayed initial response to the first request to the site. Luckily, Azure Cloud Services offers some functionality to reduce this hit. In this blog, I’ll show you how to warm up your sites when deploying Kentico to Microsoft’s PaaS platform.