Google App Engine lets you run web applications on Google’s infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it’s ready to serve your users.
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I have overwelmed with the google app engine and flexiblity it offers to deploy our own code, making right settings
for our application like getting right processing speed,setting up the maximum number of ideal instances, to serve traffic well
and controlling application versions etc.. Its so cool right.But I had to move to paid application as my site driving a good amount of traffic about 100 unique visitors a day.
The Google only provides a 28 free front end instance hours. That is just not enough as Google app engine is brillient and it spawns
multiple clone instances when there is a huge amount of traffic at a single point of time. For my application,
the 28hrs just gone away in 14hrs and remaining 10hrs in day, users didn’t have access to application and all they were seeing is a Quota exceed error message. So I decided to enable billing for my app to serve 24hrs a day to keep my visitor happy but I had to pay a 0.08 per instance hour.
I was actually paying to google for resouce consumption about $8 per week in total. That means $32 per month.
This is not fair as there are lot other hosting providers does offer an unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storange data
for about $3.96 / $5.00 / $4.50 per month.
I’ve moved successfully from google app engine to HostGator successfully who are providing $3.96 per month.
But I believe for some companies,bloggers over the interest just need a website hosted in google app engine
and do not pay anything to google, then you could disble the billingf or your app and save $2.10 per week + taxes
by following the below steps.
How to disable the Billing in google app engine
administrator can disable billing by following these steps:
- Log on to your App Engine account.
- Go to the billing settings page by clicking “Billing Settings” in the left nav.
- Click “Disable Billing” under “Billing Status.”
Be Cautious here, While disabling your application billing because when an application consumes all of an allocated resource, the resource becomes unavailable until the quota is replenished. This may mean that your application will not work until the quota is replenished