Wordpress powers 25% of the internet, and hosts everything from blogs and personal projects to e-commerce sites.
I want to show you how to create a free wordpress site of your own, utilizing Microsoft's BizSpark program for Startups, and a Azure. If you don't have a BizSpark account, reach out to me!
Using Azure SQL as a database for Wordpres
Typically, wordpress sites use MySQL as their database. Because Azure does not provide MySQL databases, we rely on a third part service, ClearDB. Their product is fantastic, and I've been using it for years at DaveVoyles.com. Although their is a free tier, once your database grows larger than 20MB in size, you need to pay $10+ / mo for databases.
With Project Nami, you can use Azure SQL, and your BizSpark account will foot the bill! I show you how to do this with one button press. Even better, you have control over how to scale the database.