Azure receives additional pricing option "Basic" for small sites

There are now four types of Azure websites: Free, Shared, Basic, and Standard. Basic brings, according to Microsoft, "some high-end features at a reasonable price" and is particularly suitable for small sites or development and test environments.

Microsoft adds a new price option to the Azure Web Sites cloud offering. Basic offers the group "some high-end features at a reasonable price". It is particularly suitable for small websites or development and test environments.

Basic includes the core features of Azure Web Sites (free, with no service level agreement), Microsoft writes in a blog . It also provides up to three instances of virtual machines running websites, SSL, periodic tasks, and endpoint monitoring. The prices are heavily dependent on the purpose. The Azure Web Sites price page helps you determine prices more accurately. For example, you pay between $ 56 and $ 224 per month for small sites, depending on the size of the instance you need.

Microsoft now offers four types of Azure-hosted Web sites: Free, Shared, Basic, and Standard. The free version does not provide any promises of service quality and is intended for evaluation purposes only. Also no Service Level Agreement is available for Shared Web Sites. In addition, they are limited in functionality and capacity. Standard Website, on the other hand, offers high-availability commitments and support, for example, for DevOps tasks.

Sites that already exist on Azure retain their current mode. However, Microsoft has equipped the standard version with more memory and a free SSL connection. In addition, some additional features are available, without additional costs for customers, Microsoft writes in his blog.

In early April, Microsoft had announced that it wanted to lower its cloud prices . It reacted to the price reductions of Google and Amazon. Azure customers will save up to 35 percent on compute clouds from the first mail. With storage, the savings are even up to 65 percent. With the price reduction, Microsoft agrees with its April 2013 promise that it will keep up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the basic services such as computing power, storage and bandwidth in the future.