Traditional shared hosting providers generally cost anywhere between $8 - $10 USD per month. The reason is you need to reserve some CPU and Memory resources on a VM to host your website. These are very useful for hosting dynamic web sites or applications with small amounts of traffic. However, if you have a static…Read more Static Website Hosting in Azure Storage
There are many excellent reasons to use Microsoft Azure to host applications and enterprise systems. There's even plenty of criticisms on it being expensive to host small websites, however the App Service offering in Microsoft Azure does offer the ability to easily host a website in the cloud completely FREE! Free Azure Websites The paid…Read more Free Website Hosting in Microsoft Azure
BlogEngine.NET is an Open Source, ASP.NET blogging engine. It can easily be hosted on any Windows Server running IIS. In addition to this, BlogEngine.NET is available within the Azure Marketplace. The Azure Marketplace offers the ability to easily deploy BlogEngine.NET into an Azure App Service Web App. To find the “BlogEngine.NET’ in the Azure Marketplace…Read more Azure Marketplace: BlogEngine.NET
WordPress is an Open Source blogging platform that's been around since 2003. It's the most widely used blogging platform in the world. In addition to hosting your blog at WordPress.com or self hosting in an on-premises VM, you can also easily host it in Microsoft Azure. The Azure Marketplace provides an extremely easy method of…Read more Azure Marketplace: WordPress
The Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool allows for the necessary hosting resources of an enterprise environment to be mocked up as the appropriate Azure instances that match, then it will estimate out the total cost of hosting those resources in Microsoft Azure. The Azure Pricing Calculator available online can be helpful if you know what…Read more Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool
Many companies are migrating existing or building new systems on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. There's a lot of buzz lately around the Cloud overall, but it can be a little unclear at first glance what the benefits are. Microsoft Azure includes many different Infrastructure and Platform features that simply mirror those on-premises, as well as…Read more Why Microsoft Azure?
Automated Builds, Continuous Integrations, DevOps, Oh my!! There are a ton of buzz words surrounding the different methods and ideas for managing hosting environments and deployments. One of the greatly implied concepts that isn't really discussed very much is the importance of keeping different hosting environments for the same application (ala Dev, Test, UAT, Staging, Production,…Read more Hosting Environment Isolation: How and Why