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How do various instance sizes get billed?

Similar to Cloud Services, for Virtual Machines Standard Instances, all hours are converted into small instance hours when presented on your bill, as outlined in the following table.

Note: Between January 11, 2016 and February 4, 2016, we will be rolling out dedicated meters for A0, A2, A3, and A4. Once the rollout is complete, those sizes will no longer be billed in fractions or multiples of A1.

Windows

VIRTUAL MACHINE INSTANCE SIZE CLOCK HOURS SMALL INSTANCE HOURS
Extra Small (A0) 1 1/4 hour
Small (A1) 1 1 hour
Medium (A2) 1 2 hours
Large (A3) 1 4 hours
Extra Large (A4) 1 8 hours

Non-Windows

VIRTUAL MACHINE INSTANCE SIZE CLOCK HOURS SMALL INSTANCE HOURS
Extra Small (A0) 1 1/3 hour
Small (A1) 1 1 hour
Medium (A2) 1 2 hours
Large (A3) 1 4 hours
Extra Large (A4) 1 8 hours