Setting up a reserved instance

Jesse Timilang Nakaar 25 Reputation points


I have currently been tasked to host an online retail app on server running in a cloud. I kindly need some help on a step-by-step process if any, on how to go about this. The reserved intance will be preferable, because the company will like to pay for it on a annual basis. I will appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.



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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 22,486 Reputation points

    Hi @Jesse Timilang Nakaar

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform.

    Sure, I can provide you with a step-by-step process for hosting an online retail app on a server running in Azure cloud with a reserved instance. Here are the steps:

    Sign up for an Azure account: If you don't already have an Azure account, you can sign up for one at You can choose a free or paid subscription based on your requirements.

    Choose a virtual machine (VM) size: Once you have signed up for an Azure account, you need to choose a VM size that meets the requirements of your online retail app. You can choose a VM size based on the number of cores, memory, and storage required.

    Choose a reserved instance: If you want to pay for the VM on an annual basis, you can choose a reserved instance. A reserved instance is a way to save money on the cost of a VM by committing to a one-year or three-year term.

    Provision the VM: Once you have chosen a VM size and reserved instance, you can provision the VM in the Azure portal. You will need to provide details such as the VM size, operating system, and storage.

    Install the required software: Once the VM is provisioned, you need to install the required software for your online retail app. This may include a web server, database server, and any other software required by your app.

    Configure the VM: Once the software is installed, you need to configure the VM to ensure that it is secure and optimized for your app. This may include configuring firewalls, setting up backups, and optimizing performance.

    Deploy your app: Once the VM is configured, you can deploy your online retail app to the VM. This may involve copying files to the VM, configuring the web server, and setting up the database.

    Test your app: Once your app is deployed, you need to test it to ensure that it is working correctly. You can test the app by accessing it through a web browser and performing various actions.

    Set up monitoring and alerts: Once your app is live, you need to set up monitoring and alerts to ensure that it is running smoothly. You can use Azure Monitor to monitor the performance of your app and set up alerts for any issues.

    I hope this helps you get started with hosting your online retail app on a server running in Azure cloud with a reserved instance. Let me know if you have any other questions or need further assistance.


    Buying a reservation:

    You can purchase reservations from the Azure portal, APIs, PowerShell, and CLI.

    Go to the Azure portal to make a purchase.

    For more information, see Buy a reservation.

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