My website is very slow to start up

Mark Evans 5 Reputation points

I have a simple Blazor server app connected to free Azure SQL. It works fine but if nobody uses it for a while then it is very, very slow to start. To try and fix this I upgraded to the plan B1 and enabled "Always On". I don't believe this is a problem with my code because I created a simple HTML page with absolutely no code and that is also very slow to start. It takes 20 seconds to load and returns no content. I need to refresh it several times before my simple text content is returned. I believe that Microsoft is shutting down my app despite the "Always On" setting. This is disappointing because I want to use Azure but this is unacceptable. This is a test site. I don't need to pay the considerable cost for a production subscription. But my clients need to view this test site without these issues.

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