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

  • Installing memcache on windows azure

    Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:01:00 PM

    I want to install and use memcache in my website. Web site is running on windows azure server with php 5.4. I have added PHP_EXTENSIONS called memcache.dll on azure config section. I followed THIS...

  • Retrieving user information with a oauth token from the office365 oauth api

    Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:29:00 AM

    I'm currently trying to use the Office365 REST APIs, and for that, I need to auth using the OAuth2 mechanism. So far, so good. After a long battle, I finally managed to fetch the said tokens, but...

  • How do you edit the command line php.ini file in Azure?

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:09:00 PM

    I'm trying to migrate a PHP website from AWS to Azure and have created a website in the Azure UI. I've installed composer using the Kudu console and have overridden a few php.ini settings via the...

  • Cannot see any connection string for Azure WebSite linked MySQL db

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8:35:00 AM

    I have created a new web site in azure(Standard S1 tier). Just an empty site. Then i linked a new MySQL resource from Linked Resources tab. I just entered the name of DB and location and saved. Now...

  • shell_exec() doesn't run Azure xplat-cli commands

    Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:22:00 AM

    I'm trying to use Azure's xplat-cli to run the following two commands from a PHP script: azure account import azure.publishsettings azure site create newsite --location='West US' The above two c...

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