Azure is expensive


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I have a professional license to Azure to "give it a try". I setup a few things, got a simple website up and after a few days I get a "you have $5 left of your subscription". I thought I had a $50 credit?

I do, holy crap my simple one page web app has already cost $45. That seems crazy to me. I have a full server with shell access and a ton of space with whatever bandwidth over on digital ocean with a total grand cost of $5 a month. I am a big fan. I don't know Linux very well but I've been able to create a pipeline and get things working just fine.

I just wonder how Azure is attractive to anyone at that price point? Seems crazy high to me.