phpDid you know Microsoft Azure can host PHP web apps too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. There are a number of “non-Microsoft” platforms and toolsets that work great with Azure, and PHP is one of them!

Microsoft Azure offers a wide array of creation, deployment and management capabilities through the Azure Management Portal, PowerShell cmdlets or the Xplat CLI (cross-platform, command-line interface).

Open Source SDK

To get setup using Azure and PHP together, you’ll first need to get setup with the Azure SDK for PHP. Instructions on downloading the SDK are at the following link:

Download the Azure SDK for PHP

Also, the Azure SDK for PHP is Open Source and hosted over at Github.


Here are a few documentation articles that show how to create and manage PHP apps in Azure:

Since no Azure application is complete without the utilization of other Azure services, here are some articles that cover consuming various Azure services from within a PHP application:

Happy developing PHP apps on Azure!

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

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