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

  • Azure won't cURL a google site search xml

    Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:04:00 PM

    I'm running the XML to PHP install of paid Google site search. https://code.google.com/p/google-csbe-example/downloads/detail?name=gss.php&can=2&q= My initial implementation runs perfectl...

  • How do I read configuration data (DB credentials) in a PHP web role in azure?

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:35:00 PM

    I want that PHP/Drupal reads configuration settings which are stored in my CSCFG file and in my cloud service instance respectively. How do I read configuration data (DB credentials) in a PHP web...

  • Using PHP to set allow-control-cross-origin on Azure storage

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 9:42:00 AM

    I'm trying to host all my CSS and Javascript files on CDN through Azure Storage. This works for the most part. However, in firefox some glyphicon fonts (loaded through @font-face) aren't loading c...

  • Modifying $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']

    Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:37:00 PM

    I need to append a trailing slash to $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this? <?php $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/' ; ?> While I k...

  • elasticsearch php api with multiple hosts

    Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:49:00 AM

    I followed this link to create an elasticsearch 2 nodes cluster on Azure: this link the installation and configuring went good. When i started to check the cluster i found a strange behaviour fro...

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