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

  • Azure websites php-cgi error

    Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:47:00 PM

    On Azure Websites i host a php website made in the laravel framework. Since a few days, it suddenly stopped working without me having made any changes to the deployment. Now every time i visit the...

  • Microsfot Azure Notifications Error: 404 No service is hosted at the specified address

    Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:34:00 PM

    Good morning community, I have a Microsoft Azure service that I'm trying to use to send notifications to android mobile devices. I followed the steps in the tutorial provided by Microsoft Azure gu...

  • Connecting Azure SQL Database, from Azure Web Site running PHP 5.5?

    Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:35:00 AM

    If you setup an Azure website to run PHP 5.5, the "sqlsrv" extension disappears, presumably because the current release of that extension doesn't support past PHP 5.4. As you can see from that post...

  • Encoding XML to utf-8 in windows azure

    Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:38:00 PM

    I have to download an XML from a url and then parse it and save the data to my database. The problem is, some xml doesn't comes with the encoding it says in the header and they are not utf-8 either...

  • Slow response from SQL Azure database using odbc_fetch_array in PHP

    Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:11:00 PM

    I have a database in Azure. When I run a query that returns 300 records via SMSS, I get the results very quickly. However, when I try to get the results using odbc_fetch_array in php, the respons...

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