Option #1 Azure Websites with ClearDB MySQL
- The ClearDB is expensive even for modest workloads.
- Mercury, not production ready - free
- Titan, small Wordpress and home-brewed apps - $42 / year
- Venus, personal Wordpress blogs or light staging application - $120 / year
Option #2 Azure Website with Azure VM MySQL
- More complicated
- Maybe less expensive
- Perhaps start with Mercury. Then switch to this later by:
- first restoring a backup from the ClearDB to the MySQL running on the Azure VM and
- second modifying the WordPress configuration.
Option #3 Coming Soon