Installing PHP and Zend Extensions on Windows Azure Websites

Introduction You are creating a PHP website on Windows Azure and need to install additional PHP extensions not provided by default (like MongoDB or IonCube), you’ve come to the right post. It is quite easy. Downloading and uploading the extensions I’m going to demo this with 2 extensions; MongoDB and IonCube. The first is a…

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Migrate your old website to Windows Azure Websites using the Visual Studio Online “Monaco” console, cURL and unzip

Introduction Have you considered migration to a Windows Azure website? The thought of downloading the files and content from your old website, then uploading them again to Windows Azure is not appealing? I agree with you! The title might be a bit misleading. What we actually want to do is, zip the content of your…

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November Event: Uganda .NET Usergroup - Windows Azure

In November, our meeting topic will shift to Windows Azure. As you may know, Windows Azure is the cloud offering from Microsoft.  On 29th November you will learn how to take advantage of Windows Azure to develop and host your applications faster and in a scalable platform. Some of the challenges that developers face after…

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Deploying Windows Azure Websites using Dropbox

Introduction If you want to keep track of your Website versions, easily switch between deployments but don’t want a more complicated version control system such Git or TFS, then this post is for you! There are a lot of source control systems supported by Windows Azure, and Dropbox is just one of them.   Let’s…

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How to serve static .json files from a Windows Azure Website

If you upload a .json file to your Windows Azure website and try to access it, it would give you a 404 File Not Found error, because the MIME Type of .json is not set by default. This also applies in general to any file that might need a specific MIME Type. To fix this…

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Hosting an Express Node.js website on Azure

I’m writing this post from Kenya, where I’m presenting Windows Azure this week at the #MSKenCamp. Be sure to follow the hashtag and @AfricaApps for updates on our whereabouts. Introduction In this post, we are going to deploy an Express Node.js on Windows Azure websites using GIT, and we’re going to do that using Windows Azure…

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