Azure Websites (Free and Shared instances, specifically) like to shut themselves down if they receive no traffic for a while. This can lead to slow page loads when a user arrives to the site after a period of activity. Monitoring the site will poll it on a regular basis which, in turn, keeps the site … More Keep Azure Websites Warm with Pingdom
Websites hosted on Microsoft Azure’s data centre in Dublin, like this one, went down this morning and returned 503 errors. I’m pleased to announce Average Joe is back up but other sites may not be so lucky! Keep up to date with Azure’s Status here.
Here are some links to web/domain services I find helpful.