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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Guides

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

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"Azure + PHP" Discussions on StackOverflow.com

  • Getting the url of a Blob just uploaded to Azure storage via PHP

    Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:36:00 PM

    I have no problem uploading a blob to Azure via PHP like this: $blobRestProxy->createBlockBlob("saskcontainer", $blob_name, $content); but I cannot get the URL of the newly created blob. The...

  • Use form post (php) to upload a file to Azure storage, and return the link

    Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:42:00 PM

    I have read a number of solutions here and elsewhere that show how a upload a file to an Azure Blob storage. I have the php code working below when the file is hard coded (followed the MS tutorial)...

  • phpMailer Windows Azure and Gmail SMTP

    Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:13:00 PM

    I got today access to a client's server where i deployed an application that i made, using TeamViewer and a Virtual Machine Apparently on Windows Server 2008 R2 (what a headache), So the IT guys do...

  • phpfileinfo on Windows Azure

    Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:52:00 PM

    I have a web application that requires the php_fileinfo extension. I did everyhthing that he did Installing PHP FileInfo Extension on Azure, but to no avail. Shouldn't this extension be "bundled"...

  • PHP Websockets extension on Microsoft Azure website

    Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4:36:00 PM

    I want to use web sockets on my PHP website hosted on Microsoft Azure. For this I need to use the websockets extension php_sockets.dll. I added the php_sockets.dll to my wwwroot/bin folder. I edit...

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