Part 1: Creating a Composer enabled PHP website on Windows Azure with Git deployment · January 28, 2014 · php azure composer websites

Introduction There is no doubt that Composer is a really cool dependency manager for PHP, sort of like NuGet for ASP.net, npm for Node.js and gems for Ruby. It makes the deployment process of libraries that much easier. Composer is basically a PHP script that you provide with…

Installing PHP and Zend Extensions on Windows Azure Websites · December 23, 2013 · php azure websites

Introduction You are creating a PHP website on Windows Azure and need to install additional PHP extensions not provided by default (like MongoDB or IonCube), you’ve come to the right post. It is quite easy. Downloading and uploading the extensions I’m going to demo this with 2 extensions;…

Migrate your old website to Windows Azure Websites using the Visual Studio Online “Monaco” console, cURL and unzip · December 10, 2013 · visual studio online azure websites

Introduction Have you considered migration to a Windows Azure website? The thought of downloading the files and content from your old website, then uploading them again to Windows Azure is not appealing? I agree with you! The title might be a bit misleading. What we actually want to do is,…

Creating a LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) using tasksel on Windows Azure · November 13, 2013 · php linux mysql apache ubuntu azure lamp virtual machines

Introduction I’ve covered in my previous post how to create a LAMP stack on Windows Azure using the BitNami provided image. In this post, I’ll alternatively create the lamp stack using Ubuntu’s tasksel, which gives me a more “traditional” barebones setup than the once enforced by the…

Creating a LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) from BitNami on Windows Azure · November 7, 2013 · php linux mysql apache azure lamp virtual machines

Introduction In the previous post, I’ve shown you how to create a WIMP stack (Windows, IIS, MySQL, PHP) on a Windows Azure virtual machine. In this post, we’ll be creating a more traditional LAMP server, but we won’t build things from scratch. I’ll be using the…

Creating a WIMP Stack (Windows Server, IIS, MySQL, PHP) on Windows Azure · November 5, 2013 · php mysql azure wimp virtual machines

Introduction In this post, I'll take you through how you can create a WIMP stack (regardless of the name!) onto a Windows Azure VM really easy. I'm a guy who likes to configure things graphically, so although you can already create a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a…