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.
MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL database management system. MySQL is one of the best RDBMS being used for developing web-based software applications.MySQL is a fast, easy-to-use RDBMS being used for many small and big businesses.
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.
Hardened PHP MYSQL and IIS on Windows Server 2016
Major Features of PHP
- HTTP authentication with PHP
- 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
- 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
Major Features of MYSQL on cloud
- Partitioning to improve performance and management of very large database environments
- Row-based/Hybrid Replication for improved replication security
- Event Scheduler to create and schedule jobs that perform various database tasks
- XPath Support
- Dynamic General/Slow Query Log
- Performance/Load Testing Utility (mysqlslap)
- Improved! Full Text Search (faster, new dev templates)
- Improved! Archive engine (better compression, more features)
- Improved! User session and problem SQL identification
- Improved! MySQL embedded library (libmysqld)
- Additional INFORMATION_SCHEMA objects
- Faster data import operations (parallel file load)
- ACID Transactions to build reliable and secure business critical applications
- Stored Procedures to improve developer productivity
- Triggers to enforce complex business rules at the database level
- Views to ensure sensitive information is not compromised
- Information Schema to provide easy access to metadata
- Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture for maximum flexibility
- Archive Storage Engine for historical and audit data
Major Features of IIS
IIS 8.5 has several improvements related to performance in large-scale scenarios, such as those used by commercial hosting providers and Microsoft’s own cloud offerings. It also has several added features related to logging and troubleshooting. The new features are:
- Idle worker-Process page-out: a function to suspend idle site to reduce the memory footprint of idle sites.
- Dynamic Site Activation: a feature that registers listening queues only to sites that have received requests.
- Enhanced Logging: a feature to allow collection of Server variables, request headers and response headers in the IIS logs.
- ETW logging: an ETW provider which allows collecting real-time logs using various Event-tracing tool.
- Automatic Certificate Rebind: a feature that detects when a site certificate has been renewed, and automatically rebinds the site to it.
IIS 8.0 offers new features targeted at performance and easier administration. The new features are:
- Application Initialization: a feature that allows an administrator to configure certain applications to start automatically with server startup. This reduces the wait time experienced by users who access the site for the first time after a server reboot.
- Splash page during application initialization: the administrator can configure a splash page to be displayed to the site visitor during an application initialization.
- ASP.net 4.5 support: With IIS 8.0, ASP.net 4.5 is included by default, and IIS also offers several configuration options for running it side-by-side with ASP.net 3.5.
- Centralized SSL certificate support: a feature that makes managing certificates easier by allowing the administrator to store and access the certificates on a file share.
- Multicore scaling on NUMA hardware: IIS 8.0 provides several configuration options that optimize performance on systems that run NUMA, such as running several worker processes under one application pool, using soft or hard affinity and more.
- WebSocket Protocol Support.
- Server Name Indication (SNI): SNI is an extension to Transport Layer Security, which allows binding of multiple websites with different hostnames to one IP address (similar to how Host Headers are used for non-SSL sites).
- Dynamic IP Address Restrictions: a feature that enables an administrator to dynamically block IPs or IP ranges that hit the server with a large number of requests.
- CPU Throttling: a set of controls that allow the server administrator to control CPU usage by each application pool in order to optimize performance in a multi-tenant environment.
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) Database Login Details:
Please use MySQL root password Passw@rd123 for the MySQL configuration.
Step 3) Choose Start, expand All Programs, and then select PHP
Step 4) Other Information:
1.Default installation path: will be in your root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”
- Windows Machines: RDP Port – 3389
- Http: 80
- Https: 443
Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link