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

  • 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...

  • Microsoft Azure and SAS for PHP

    Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:38:00 PM

    i trying to create SAS link to blob resource using PHP. Unfortunately currently in azure SDK there is no method for creating SAS signature. I wrote a code for generating SAS but when i'm trying to...

  • Azure website returning 404 on PHP pages

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:26:00 PM

    My azure website is always responding 404 for .php file. The HTML (.html) and Plain text (.txt) are working fine. We tried to add a phpinfo.php with : <?php phpinfo(); ?> and the serve...

  • Azure Queue Behaving Unexpectedly

    Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:44:00 AM

    I have a PHP based application that uses Azure Queues. My application has one cron that runs on my web server every 20 minutes and it adds up to 2000 messages to Azure Queue storage. It used to put...

  • PHP - Azure Table Storage in with more than 1000 entities

    Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:01:00 AM

    I am trying to query from my table storage by using the Azure SDK for PHP. My query looks like: $tableRestProxy = ServicesBuilder::getInstance()->createTableService($this->connectionStr...

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