What is Azure Web Sites? Warning, marketing content
WINDOWS AZURE WEBSITES PaaS for Web Sites A self service web hosting platform for developers Flexible Scalable Secure Web hosting your way with Scale out or up in seconds on a Enterprise Grade Availability choice of language, framework, load balanced, always up to date with support for SSL and AD database and platform global infrastructure authentication
Why use Windows Azure web sites Quick hits on some features Promise to keep marketing BS to a minimum How can I use Cake on this Demo Questions
High availability SLA on a single instance (Standard tier). Guaranteed 99.9% monthly SLA Enterprise grade. Available in 6 data centers. 24/7 support.
Secure with SSL IP-based. Sites can have one Secure certificate configured with SSL. per IP address and port number. SNI. Server Name Indication – configured per hostname. Works for most modern browsers.
Load balanced by default Two or more servers can handle inbound requests by spreading out the load between them.
Always up to date Runs on Windows server 2012. Always patched. Always running latest versions of frameworks.*
Choice of language Choice of frameworks and languages. PHP: 5.3 Bring a PHP: 5.4 Node.js: stack: 0.6.17, PHP: 5.5 FastCGI NET: 3.5, 4.5 (soon) 0.6.20, 0.8.2 Python: 2.7 based
Choice of data services MSSQL… Azure SQL Database MySQL… ClearDB NoSQL… MongoLab Azure Table Storage Lucene/SOLR LucidWorks
Access to other Azure Services Cloud Blob Identity services storage Analytics Virtual SQL Machines database Web sites noSQL DB Mobile Service Caching bus Media CDN Big data Integration
Ok, PLEASE STOP with the MARKETING
Cake on Azure Web Sites Available in Web App Gallery (MySQL out of the box) Supports MSSQL & SQL Azure with a couple changes: Change 'datasource' => 'Database/Mysql' To 'datasource' => 'Database/Sqlserver' Change 'login' => 'user', To 'login' => 'user@server',
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