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Discussion on: Azure Free Account? Is it really free?

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Pavel Morava

I tried Azure, but I have to admit I was afraid to start anything to get charged as I have not comprehended their payment model at all.

Right now, I am happy user of low tier virtual private server for 4USD per month which suits my need and doesn't scare me 😆

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Michael Crump Author

We have docs on billing, etc. that could help. There is also a pricing calculator to help.

azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/...

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Federico Navarrete • Edited

The pricing can be confusing. The Azure ML for example is not understandable by regular users or business users. You need to have quite deep technical knowledge in this area. For example,

azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/...

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Pavel Morava

I've just offered some feedback, Michael. How Azure experience felt to me.
I was there to test it but the first thing they wanted was my credit card.

With my private server, I know exactly what to pay with the possibility to upgrade eventually.

Perhaps, I'm just a scary cat but having given out my credit card on the start I was really glad that my account was canceled due to my inactivity.

But I am a mere hobbyist, so you do not need to stress over it 😆

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alokz diptim!

Where is that website that collects 4$ per month

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Pavel Morava • Edited

I am using this one. It is 70 CZK without VAT. 1USD is about 24 CZK. It is a very basic virtual machine, 512 MB RAM and 20 GB SSD space. In setup, you can pick linux or windows of your choice. But Windows server would be probably more expensive. I am using Ubuntu server LTS and before I had Debian. It is prepaid service. If you dont pay, they note you and after a while, they scrap your virtual machine

But not so sure if it is applicable for your country. In English you can check them here.

I am qui

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Pavel Morava

Or after quick googling, what about this one.

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