I'm afraid I'm not fully understanding your issue. If you are using one of our instances in Azure, the Bitnami services (Apache, MySQL, etc.) should be started automatically on server start. Are you using one of our already built images or did you install it using one of our installers?
currently we must manually start this up application via SSH
Can you clarify this point? Are you running a custom Node.js application on top of our images using a manual command like
forever start o similar? If that's your case, I think creating a new system service as mentioned in the guide I linked should work