Understand Windows Azure

Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.


Getting Started

Ready to take off to the cloud?
This section will familiarize you with Windows Azure, and how to use it with PHP. You'll see that there are a few options for you to choose from depending on your goal.


Deploying your first PHP app on Azure

Learn how to deploy your PHP application on Windows Azure.
This set of tutorials will teach you how to install PHP and your application.


How to Guides

The PHP Developer Center has a great set of guides to help you perform common tasks with Windows Azure.


"Azure + PHP" Discussions on StackOverflow.com

  • Using PHP to create a VM in Azure using the REST API

    Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:45:00 AM

    I'm trying to create a PHP script to automate the creation and set up of a Ubuntu virtual machine in my Azure cloud. I tried following the (sparse) online documentation for the PHP SDK but it doesn...

  • Azure .user.ini not working

    Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:50:00 PM

    As the azure website states, to configure PHP I should add a .user.ini file to the root. http://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/web-sites-php-configure/#ChangeBuiltInPHP The issu...

  • How to parse Azure Search response in PHP?

    Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:16:00 PM

    Currently I try Azure Search. I managed to insert documents in the index, and now I want to parse my result. My code looks like this: <?php $url =""; $url .="https://mywebsite.search.wind...

  • Is it possible to manage the preview Live Streaming REST api with the azure php sdk

    Friday, November 14, 2014, 3:10:00 PM

    The live streaming parts of Azure are very early days. Is it possible to use the php sdk to call the REST api? http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn783458.aspx#create_channels

  • Run Azure WebJob from Azure WebSite in PHP

    Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:35:00 PM

    I have a web site in azure running in php and a webjob also running in php. To run my webjob, i have to login into azure portal and click on "run webjob". (By the time, i want it to be on demand a...

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