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 WebApp with PHP site local calls

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12:33:00 PM

    I have an Azure WebApp hosting a MVC WebApp serving as a cloud service and a HTML/PHP page accessing data via the Cloud. Also in the Cloud, I have a multirequest function that reroutes URL requests...

  • IIS - Serve extensionless PHP files with or without a trailing slash

    Friday, August 19, 2016, 2:19:00 PM

    I'm not very familiar IIS, but I'm trying to hide the .php extension from request and I also want it to work when adding a trailing slash. The below works nicely to serve PHP files without the .ph...

  • Call to a member function publish() on null when trying to pubish to redis on laravel

    Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:47:00 AM

    I am trying to publish stuff to redis but I get this error: Call to a member function publish() on null. Not sure whats going on. This is my code. Works well on the local environment but on the...

  • Basics of Bing Web Search API v5.0

    Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:20:00 AM

    I'm trying to start with the basics and get any returned results from the Azure API for Bing's web search. I have successfully produced results through their sandbox API Testing Console, but in a...

  • Azure / Shared Web App / PHP / PhpManager / output_buffering

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 11:19:00 AM

    As the title describes, I have a shared Web App in Azure with PHP 5.4 as well as the Site Extension PhpManager installed (via Kudu). I have used PhpManager to modify the master php.ini file and var...

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