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IP Addresses pricing

A dynamic or reserved address used to identify a given Virtual Machine or Cloud Service

Pricing for public IP addresses in Azure can vary based on the SKU chosen by the customer – basic or standard and the type of IP address – dynamic or static. The table below summarises the pricing structure for Public IPs.

Note: Azure has two different deployment models for creating and working with resources – Resource Manager (ARM) and classic (ASM).

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Type Basic (Classic) Basic (ARM) Standard (ARM)
Dynamic IP address First Cloud Service VIP: Free
Additional: $-/hour1
$-/hour N/A
Static IP address $-/hour $-/hour $-/hour
Public IP prefix2 N/A N/A $- per IP/hour3

1All instance-level public IP addresses (ILPIP) are charged at $-/hour. Each Cloud Service gets a free public VIP. Additional VIPs are charged at $-/hour.

2Public IP prefix is a range of contiguous public IP addresses.

3Public IP prefixes are charged per IP per hour. As soon as a prefix is created, you are charged.

The limits imposed on IP addresses are indicated in the full set of limits for networking in Azure. Contact support to increase the default limits based on your business needs (up to the maximum limits).

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  • In ARM deployment model, there is no charge for dynamic public IP addresses when the associated virtual machine is “stopped-deallocated”. However, you’re charged for a static public IP address irrespective of the associated resource. For more details on static versus dynamic allocation method, refer to this article.

    In the classic deployment model, there is no charge for instance-level public IP (ILPIP) addresses when the virtual machine is stopped-deallocated.

  • For static public IP addresses in ARM deployment model, and reserved IP addresses in ASM deployment model, the billing clock starts the second hour after you create the IP address (to allow time to assign the IP address appropriately). The clock stops when you delete the IP address resource.

    For all other public IP addresses, the clock starts when the associated resource is started, and stops when the associated resource is deleted or stopped-dealloacted.

  • In addition to the features included in the Basic Public IP, the Standard Public IP provides zone resiliency. Coupled with the Standard Load Balancer, this provides high availability and zone resiliency.

  • If you purchased Public IP address before September 2017, you are on the Basic Public IP.

  • Yes.

  • It’s a reserved IP address that isn't used in a running deployment. We charge a nominal fee (see the pricing table) for unused reserved IP addresses.

  • No, there is no charge as long as there’s one running virtual machine in a deployment, and the reserved IP is within the five included in-use reserved IP addresses.

    However, the reserved IP address will be charged if all the virtual machines in the deployment are in the stopped-deallocated state.

  • The table below shows the per-hour charge for prefixes depending on its size.

    IP block # of IPs Per hour*
    /31 2 $-
    /30 4 $-
    /29 8 $-
    /28 16 $-
    /27 32 $-
    /26 64 $-
    /25 128 $-
    /24 256 $-
    *Per-hour charge based on individual IP per hour price of $- multiplied by the number of IPs within a block.

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