Cost of running a WordPress blog on Azure. AKA: How to do cost analysis on your Azure Subscription

So, I’ve been running this blog for a few weeks now. Long enough to give you all some insights into how much it costs!

For details about how this site was deployed see this post: Installing WordPress on Azure

Thankfully with Azure Cost Management + Billing its really easy to analyze the cost of your resources.

This should be a short post.

Go into your subscription or resource group. In our case we’re going into the resource group containing all our WordPress blog resources.

Next, click Cost Analysis in the left hand menu.

From this view you can select your scope (by default it will be the scope you’re currently in), the grouping, date range, and filtering options.

Here you can see the cost of all the resources in the resource group over the last week.

We’re barely breaking a dollar a day right now, but we have promotional pricing on the Linux app service, which continues through the end of 2019. After the promotional pricing ends the cost will be up to around $40-$50 a month for the app service, doubling our daily cost to a bit over $2 a day.

So how much does it cost to run a “production” WordPress blog on Azure? About $70/month without promotional pricing.

See our next post on budget alerts for setting up cost notifications.

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