PHP and IIS on Cloud

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Overview

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code may be embedded into HTML code, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management system and web frameworks. PHP code is usually processed by a PHP interpreter implemented as amodule in the web server or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable. The web server combines the results of the interpreted and executed PHP code, which may be any type of data, including images, with the generated web page. PHP code may also be executed with a command-line interface (CLI) and can be used to implement standalone graphical applications.

The standard PHP interpreter, powered by the Zend Engine, is free software released under the PHP License. PHP has been widely ported and can be deployed on most web servers on almost every operating system and platform, free of charge.
The PHP language evolved without a written formal specification or standard until 2014, leaving the canonical PHP interpreter as a de facto standard. Since 2014 work has gone on to create a formal PHP specification.

Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly Internet Information Server) is an extensible web server created by Microsoft for use with Windows NT family.IIS supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP. It has been an integral part of the Windows NT family since Windows NT 4.0, though it may be absent from some editions (e.g. Windows XP Home edition), and is not active by default.

Features

Major Features of PHP

  • HTTP authentication with PHP
  • Cookies
  • Sessions
  • Dealing with XForms
  • Handling file uploads
    • POST method uploads
    • Error Messages Explained
    • Common Pitfalls
    • Uploading multiple files
    • PUT method support
  • Using remote files
  • Connection handling
  • Persistent Database Connections
  • Safe Mode
    • Security and Safe Mode
    • Functions restricted/disabled by safe mode
  • Command line usage — Using PHP from the command line
    • Introduction
    • Differences to other SAPIs
    • Options — Command line options
    • Usage — Executing PHP files
    • I/O streams — Input/output streams
    • Interactive shell
    • Built-in web server
    • INI settings
  • Garbage Collection
    • Reference Counting Basics
    • Collecting Cycles
    • Performance Considerations
  • DTrace Dynamic Tracing
    • Introduction to PHP and DTrace
    • Using PHP and DTrace
    • Using SystemTap with PHP DTrace Static Probes

Azure

Note: How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step1 ) RDP Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Azure Cloud

Connect to virtual machine using following RDP credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: Your chosen username when you created the machine ( For example:  Azureuser)
Password : Your Chosen Password when you created the machine ( How to reset the password if you do not remember)

Step 2) Choose Start, expand All Programs, and then select PHP

Step 3) Other Information:

1.Default installation path: will be in your root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”

2.Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Videos

How to install and configure PHP Website on IIS 8 in Windows 2012

PHP and IIS on Cloud