Can we use Azure SQL Web license on Azure SQL Standard

Sarvesh Pandey 141 Reputation points

Is it possible to Swap Azure SQL Server Standard License with Azure SQL Web License? Please provide some supported Docs or Links. Can we use Azure SQL Web License on Azure SQL VM's?

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  1. SUNOJ KUMAR YELURU 14,011 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Sarvesh Pandey
    You can't use SQL web license on SQL standard license.
    MS SQL Server Editions:
    Web Edition is a special edition for web hosting providers distributed under the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) only;
    Standard Edition offers basic database management, reporting and analytic features. The maximum RAM usage is up to 128 GB, the host may have 4 sockets or 24 cores (you can configure replication between multiple SQL Server instances);

    There are two SQL Server Licensing models:
    Per Core

    SQL Server Standard may be licensed using either of the models (Server+CAL or Per Core).

    SQL Server Enterprise is licensed using Per Core model only.

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