Using a Custom FastCGI Handler on Windows Azure Web Sites

  WAWS supports PHP by default, and it allows you to configure your own FastCGI as well. Below is the details about how to deploy it. 1. Deploy your FastCGI executable to the WAWS web site. For example, upload it to the “bin” folder of your web site.2. Create an ASP file that contains the…


Details PHP error information to help troubleshooting PHP application in Windows AZure Web Sites logs

  We used to turn on the Detailed Error Messages to help troubleshooting problems of web application hosted on Windows Azure Web Sites. This feature is not only available for ASP.Net application, but available for PHP application as well. Here is the steps about how to enable and get the log. Turn on “DETAILED ERROR…


Windows AZure Web Sites FREB trace for slow requests

IIS 7 and later allow you configuring failed request tracing for a Web site, application, or directory by define tracing rules. There are two types of rules available: statusCodesSpecifies the status code(s) you want to trace. You can enter multiple status codes in this list by using commas to separate each code. You can also refine your status…


A memory leak caused by msado15.dll

  Customer has COM+ application running on Windows Vista SP2. Found memory keeps increasing. After enabled Memory Leak tracking on application process by DebuDiag, we canptured memory dump successfully. From the memory dump, using DebugDiag Analsyis:   1. Found the leakage pattern points to the functions:   msado15.dll is responsible for 146.24 MBytes worth of…


Joomla site — unwritable logs and tmp folder when hosting on Windows Azure Web Sites

  When hosting Joomla 2.5 site on Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS), you are not able to install plug-ins which is an exciting feature of Joomla. It turned out the problem is due to unwritable temp folder. In the site Administration page, click “Site” -> “System Information” -> “Directory Permissions”, you should see follow result….