Anchored by Windows Server 2008 R2, the Windows cloud services platform is the market’s most complete, efficient and interoperable development and hosting environment—empowering developers and service providers of all kinds to be more productive and successful than ever. By accommodating both .NET and PHP development, it gives you an edge in providing solutions to small and medium businesses trying to compete in a fast-moving digital economy. Consider all the things it arms you to do:
It makes it easier to create PHP, .NET and hybrid web solutions --and integrate them into the vast market ecosystem of Microsoft enterprise and business productivity applications.
Now you can code, test, deploy, host, manage, and update .NET and PHP applications side by side, as well as integrate them with legacy applications and systems—all on a single server!
Windows Server and all the complementary Microsoft applications that are designed to work and scale together. Their shared version history and market-accepted standards enable you to make the best use of your existing knowledge and skill sets. Ultimately, this dramatically reduces the risks of technology transitions and makes your job much easier.
It makes it easier to handle shared, dedicated and virtual private servers, to give you maximum flexibility in your business offerings.
The Windows cloud services platform gives you the power to seamlessly unify and integrate .NET, PHP and other third-party applications to deliver the practical hybrid solutions that solve real business challenges for your customers.
Offered free with Windows R2 2008, Microsoft WebMatrix is a powerful toolkit that further streamlines development tasks. Utilizing the same familiar framework as Microsoft Visual Basic, it offers web templates and trouble-shooting tools, and provides easier access and integration of dozens of the most popular open-source applications for such capabilities as blogging, e-commerce and CMS.