Guidance for using PHP on Windows Azure published

The Silver Lining Blog has just published a guest article on how to get started with PHP on Windows Azure (

The article offers a, in my eyes, very comprehensive look at the different aspects of moving your PHP projects over to the Windows Azure cloud, including (but not limited to):

  • How to handle Session State to give your application cloud scale and resilience
  • What to consider when using SQL Azure (which driver to use, more information on cursors, etc.)
  • How to configure PHP and IIS using startup scripts
  • Advanced troubleshooting and debugging tips

So if you are a PHP developer, you should really check this out!