PHP Developer Center - Common tasks
The Windows Azure SDK for PHP includes everything you need to build PHP applications for Windows Azure. This task provides details about how to install the components of the Windows Azure SDK for PHP: the PHP client libraries for Windows Azure, the Windows Azure Command-Line Tools for Mac and Linux, the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and the Windows Azure Emulators.
Git is a popular, open source, distributed version control system. Windows Azure Web Sites allow you to enable a Git repository for your site, which allows you to quickly and easily push code changes to your site. This common task provides details about how to get started using Git with Windows Azure
Windows Azure Web Sites has PHP enabled by default. This article shows you how to change the configuration of the default PHP runtime, provide a custom PHP runtime, and enable extensions.
You can use SQL Server Management Studio to manage SQL Database logical servers and databases. This article includes details about creating and managing databases, creating and managing logins, and monitoring using Dynamic Management Views.
When you create a web site, Windows Azure provides a friendly subdomain on the azurewebsites.net domain so your users can access your web site using a URL like http://<mysite>.azurewebsites.net. However, if you configure your web site for reserved mode, you can map your web site to your own domain name, such as contoso.com.
By default, Windows Azure applications and storage accounts can be accessed through friendly subdomains, for example, http://<myapp>.cloudapp.net and https://<mydata>.blob.core.windows.net. This article shows you you can explose your application and data on your own custom domain, such as http://<myapp>.com.
Remote Desktop enables you to access the desktop of a role instance running in Windows Azure. You can use a remote desktop connection to configure the virtual machine or troubleshoot problems with your application. Note: This topic applies only for Cloud Services.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is the most commonly used method of securing data sent across the internet. This common task discusses how to specify an HTTPS endpoint for a web role and how to upload an SSL certificate to secure your application.
The Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching blobs and static content at physical nodes around the world. This common task describes how to enable CDN and add, access, and delete content.