Can we stop Azure App Service to save cost ?

MS Techie 2,681 Reputation points

Why have they given the Number of Hours for the Azure App Service. Anyways we cannot stop the Azure App Service to save some costs.
is there an option to STOP the AppService to SAVE COST ? Can we schedule the Start and Stop of Azure App Service ?

My requirement is that the Web App should be running during Weekdays and shutdown during Weekends.

I am aware that for Azure VMs, we can stop the Azure VM , during non-working hours to save money .

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  1. sadomovalex 3,626 Reputation points

    it is possible to stop whole app service (see Full stopping a Web App), but I'm not sure that it will affect pricing:

    1. Go to
    2. Find needed app service from above list
    3. In JSON view on the right side click Edit
    4. Change “state” from “Running” to “Stopped” – this is the same as if you would stop App service form Azure portal
    5. Find “scmSiteAlsoStopped” property and set it from “false” to “true” – it will stop SCM file


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  1. MS Techie 2,681 Reputation points

    Can some expert or Microsoft Employee comment on this

    if Azure App Service cannot be stopped to save money... then why in microsoft Azure Pricing site, they talk about number of hours of running App Service ?


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  2. Jack Roper 11 Reputation points

    I don't believe that is possible - one workaround would be to use autoscaling rules to move between free or lower cost app service tiers based on time of day or usage.

    2 people found this answer helpful.