I have a pretty basic application on GCP that I developed and run for learning and professional development. There are competitor platforms that will let me do this for only $50 per month fixed cost. I would like to be able to do this on GCP as well since I like “playing” here but don’t want to have to quit if it just becomes a “little too expensive”.
How do others feel about this?
Just for FYI, my application has 3 VMs, 1) mysql, 2) GKE, 3) A small kafka instance from the marketplace. I also use a loadbalancer configuration for ingress and have paid extra for my own domain name. I was close to $50 a month anyway since I was running everything on the “First Generation” machines but I’ve upgraded the GKE instance to “Second Generation” for stability reasons. What is too much? Perhaps over $75 a month and it becomes more than a hobby.