IP Address pricing
Public IP addresses in Azure are charged at $0.004/hr (about $2.976/month) in general. Azure provides several free IP addresses, however, based on the resources to which they are associated and the type of deployment model used. The table below lists these free resources.
Note: Azure has two different deployment models for creating and working with resources: Resource Manager (ARM) and classic (ASM).
|ARM||Public IP addresses - Static or Dynamic||The first 5 “static” public IP addresses in a region are free. This is applicable irrespective of the type of resource (VM or Load-balancer) to which the IP address is associated. All others are charged at $0.004/hr.|
|ASM/Classic||Cloud Service VIP||Every Cloud Service gets a free public VIP. Additional VIPs are charged at $0.004/hr.|
|ASM/Classic||Reserved IP address||The first 5 reserved IP addresses that are associated to an in-use cloud service are free. All others are charged at $0.004/hr.|
|ASM/Classic||Instance level public IP address (ILPIP)||All ILPIP addresses are charged at $0.004/hr.|
The limits imposed on IP addressing are indicated in the full set of limits for networking in Azure. You can contact support to increase the default limits up to the maximum limits based on your business needs.
IP address remaps
* Applicable only for deployments in ASM/Classic deployment model
Every time a reserved IP address is associated with a new Cloud Service it is considered a remap. The first 100 remaps per month are free. All additional remaps are charged at $0.1/remap.
- Am I charged for a public IP address when my virtual machine is "Stopped Deallocated"?
In ARM deployment model, there is no charge for “dynamic” public IP addresses when the associated VM is “Stopped Deallocated”. However, you’re charged for a “static” public IP address irrespective of the associated resource (unless it is part of the first 5 “static” ones in the region). For more details on static vs dynamic allocation method, refer to this article.
In ASM deployment model, there is no charge for instance level public IP (ILPIP) addresses when the VM is “Stopped Deallocated”.
- When does the billing clock for Public IP addresses start and stop?
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.
- Is a partial hour billed as a full hour?
- What’s an unused Reserved IP address?
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..
- Am I charged for a Reserved IP addresses when my Virtual Machine is "Stopped Deallocated"?
No, there is no charge as long as there's one running virtual machine in a deployment and the Reserved IP is within the 5 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.