For a better understanding of how Azure VMs work, you need to know the statuses of the VMs.
|Running||The VM is running and you get charged for usage as usual|
|Stopped||The VM is shut down by Windows/Linux, but you still get charged for the VM, as it is still deployed to the same physical host and resources are still reserved for it|
|Stopped (Deallocated)||The VM is stopped by the stop button on the VM plane via the Azure portal; this state will cost the user no charges, except for the storage of the VM|
At the moment there are two billing models available: Pay-As-You-Go and Reserved Instances.
- Pay-As-You-Go: This model enables you to pay for the VMs' usage as long as you are using them. In this ...