Deploying PHP on Azure Using Single Click Drag N Drop : Azure Cloud Director
Installing non .Net applications on azure has always been a challenge to developers. Not so because of platform itself, but because of traditional thinking of developer assuiming that any platform of Microsoft shall be more .Net Inclined.
While Amount of effort put in by Azure Team can never be applauded enough, Azure as a PaaS offers level playing field to all kinds of applciations and has been very successful in woing all those who use alternative technologies.
PHP occupies a fair market share among web developers and Azure fully supports PHP. While Still if developer feels that it shall require lot of changes to port his code to azure, below please find a simple drag and drop deployment to Azure.