This article explains how you can link your existing MySQL database to a Azure virtual machine and configure in wordpress. Once your database and wordpress website id ready you can go ahead and link your DB to wordpress and axure virtual machine. If you need to back up and restore your clear dbMySQL database in a virtual machine in Azure, I suggest you to read Back Up your ClearDB and restore in Azure. If you are new to azure virtual machine, I strongly recommend you to read here: Create Virtual Machine In Azure. You can also find how to install MySQL in Azure Virtual Machine here Install MySQL in Azure . I hope you will like this.