I want to host an Azure Website and I need to run a PHP script on the site every hour. Usually I would do something like this using cron jobs. Is Azure WebJobs via Azure Scheduler the only option to accomplish this?
Using PHP or a REST API via PHP cURL, how do I create and deploy an Azure cloud service worker role to run some back-end PHP software independent of the website?
How would pricing work for the cloud service? Would I only be paying while it is deployed, or would I be paying when it is created also? E.g. Could I create the service via Azure portal and deploy via PHP to get same pricing with less coding?
How do I stop a cloud service once it is done processing?