Creating a Free Web Site with Elixir and Redis using Docker Compose

In episode #006 I told you that we couldn’t use Azure’s free tier, F1, unless we used the Windows operating system. Not a big deal if we’re using Node and are happy to use Azure’s canned hosting engine. But what if we want to do our own thing with Docker? Unfortunately that meant we were out of luck because Docker requires the Linux operating system, which wasn’t free.

Until 2 weeks ago! All of that changed when Scott Guthrie announced a free tier for Linux. This is great for us because we can now push Docker containers to Azure for free!