In my last post, I mentioned my plan that I had to put into high gear. I read a post by Scott Hanselman a while back about penny pinching while using Azure to host your web site. It's a great read and it got me thinking that I wanted to try to host all my web sites on Azure, but decided to not do what everyone else does (which is host inside a VM). I don't like maintaining the OS. It's not what I do, so this blog is a bit of an experiment. We'll see how the first month goes to decide if I stick with Azure Web sites or if I go with a VM.
Mostly I need a blog and a couple web sites (actually 3), and that is it. With some of my stuff I can live with the using free azure web sites (although the ones with domains require something non-free).
Anyway, I went through the set up and used a stock content manager for everything (Composite C1). This content manager doesn't require SQL Server (it actually uses XML files behind the scenes). You may or may not like that. It really doesn't matter to me. I'm not interested in maintaining the blog's software only the content. It seems like this is the right idea. Although I did have to temporarily increase to a basic site as opposed to the shared option (I put quite a bit of traffic on this in the midst of my initial edits).