Websites

General

Guidance: What are Azure Websites?

Azure provides three compute models for running applications: Azure Websites, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Cloud Services. This topic provides an overview of the three models and information to help you decide which is right for your application.

Create

Feature guide: Create a PHP Web Site

Learn how to create a PHP website in Azure Websites using the Azure Portal, the Azure Command Line Tools for Mac and Linux, or the Azure PowerShell cmdlets.

Tutorial: PHP website with MySQL using Git

Implement a simple website that allows the sending and retrieving of registration information stored in a MySQL database. Use the text editor of your choice and then upload your application using Git.

Tutorial: PHP website with SQL Database using Git

Implement a simple website that allows the sending and retrieving of registration information stored in an Azure SQL Database instance. Use the text editor of your choice and then upload your application using Git.

Tutorial: WordPress website through the gallery

Learn how to create a new website through the gallery and immediately deploy it. You will have a new WordPress site up-and-running in less than five minutes.

Tutorial: PHP website with MySQL using WebMatrix

Implement a simple website that allows retrieving and creating to-do items stored in a MySQL database. Use the WebMatrix IDE to build and deploy your application.

Tutorial: PHP website with SQL Database using WebMatrix

Implement a simple website that allows retrieving and creating to-do items stored in an Azure SQL Database instance. Use the WebMatrix IDE to build and deploy your application.

Tutorial: PHP website with MySQL using FTP

Implement a simple website that allows retrieving and creating to-do items stored in a MySQL database. Use the text editor of your choice and then upload your application using FTP.

Tutorial: PHP website using Azure Storage

Create a website that stores and accesses data in Azure Table storage. You will learn how to create and use an Azure Storage account and how to use the PHP client libraries to create, query, and delete table entities.

Configure

How to: Configure PHP in Websites

Azure Websites 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.

How to: Transform and extend your site

By using XML Document Transformation (XDT) declarations, you can transform the ApplicationHost.config file in your Azure websites. You can also use XDT declarations to add private site extensions to enable custom site administration actions. This article includes a sample PHP Manager site extension that enables management of PHP settings through a web interface.

How to: Configure a Custom Domain Name for an Azure Web Site

When you create a website, Azure provides a friendly subdomain on the azurewebsites.net domain so your users can access your website using a URL like http://<mysite>.azurewebsites.net. However, if you configure your website for Standard mode, you can map your website to your own domain name, such as contoso.com.

How to: Configure SSL for an Azure Web Site

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 website and how to upload an SSL certificate to secure your application.

How to: Convert a WordPress Site to a Multisite

Learn how to convert an existing WordPress website into a Multisite install and take advantage of the scalability of the Azure platform to run an unlimited number of custom websites, each with their own domain.

How to: Migrate a Drupal application to an Azure Web Site

See how to move your existing Drupal site and MySQL database to an Azure web site.