azure is getting too expensive
I am noticing more and more rivals are offer more for less. WordPress users have had it rough with no database for a long time. While that is slowly changing, its way too slow.
Time to realize that Azure not an island, the world is very competitive.
Ian Green commented
Pervasive ad blocking has made websites a losing proposition now. So my site now lives on the free tier with wordpress.com
all because Azure has priced themselves away from reality. They are now so out of touch it hard to believe this is 2020, no pun intended.
I am a MCSA and work with enterprises trying to decide what to do in the cloud. When I am consulting like I am doing now, one of the most challenging parts of selling Azure is getting past the price. Companies are not loving the price structure. I can't blame them.
You have a developer price, there should also be a consultant price. The developer price doesn't make sense because there is very little that you can develop that most small-medium size companies can easily use. For example, I wanted to show my current customer an azure website, but the price of the cheapest web app was $30 per unit and it defaulted to $60 per month. Now when they are currently paying $120 for a year of web hosting with a machine with greater specs and faster service, that is an impossible sell for a consultant like me.
I wanted to run my own website on Azure but I can't afford to do it. The competition for wordpress web hosting, which 34% of companies use is way cheaper than even the cheapest VM. This is not how to gain on AWS.