Customizing Windows Azure Pack Portal of an Express Deployment

  Express Deployment of Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is a good option for demo, testing or proof-of-concept deployment. After you have installed the express deployment, you will see couple of sites running on the same portal machine. For example, you will see that the default URLs for accessing the Admin Site is configured on port…

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Using Kudu to capture First-Chance dumps for Windows Azure Web Sites

  Last time, I introduced about how to use Kudu to capture a hang dump. This time, using the feature provided by Kudu, we can capture First-Chance dump for worker process which is very helpful for analysis application crash/exception issues. In this article, I will show you how to get the dump step by step….

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How to resolve the “Could not load file or assembly” Issues on Windows AZure Web Sites

  One of the most common problems reported regarding Windows Azure Web Sites is “Assembly Loading” issue. Here are some of the forum posts.   http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/cab09b05-e09f-420a-9ad3-87e6ab12e3f0 http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/d361a111-4ba9-48b1-8732-1a55ab7b59bb http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/608214eb-916a-4f6c-bb81-2fd3516ced24 http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/6191e663-d014-4a7e-8885-8823f6d1a780 http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/6f68a726-bddb-4312-ae75-043b775da271 http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazurewebsitespreview/thread/e0b86ebe-2a47-4626-bc0d-5c05b39bff7b   If you site works well locally. However, after you deployed to WAWS, it doesn’t work anymore, then you need to consider about this….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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