Find out where and how to calculate the cost of running a web application or website on Google Cloud using a free tool called “Google Cloud Pricing Calculator”.
Google Cloud Platform is known as a provider of computing resources. This computing resource provider plays an extremely important role in the deployment and operation of applications on the web. In plain language, this platform from Google is here to provide a single place for businesses and individuals to run and build software without using their own local system resources. Users can start with a lightweight virtual machine to run their application or test them with an ability to scale the virtual machine instance, to provide their application services for commercial purposes.
But when there is a platform with hundreds of features and allowing you to start a virtual machine with the resources you want; having a rough idea of how much you need to pay is really crucial. Previously, it was difficult for users to know how much it would cost to run their application on Google Cloud? However, to solve this problem, GCP developers offer a tool called “Google Cloud Pricing Calculator”.
How much does it cost to run a Google Cloud?
With the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator tool, developers will be able to calculate in advance what it will cost to deploy an application on Google’s cloud platform. The Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator offers suitable pricing for Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, and its other services.
The Google Cloud Calculator provides an accurate breakdown of services and their associated costs. It should be noted, however, that the prices issued by the calculator should not be considered final and only serve as a basis for discussion and negotiation.
Also, one thing you need to keep in mind is that before using the pricing calculator, you need to have a clear idea of which GCP cloud service you want to deploy for your business and the amount of VMs resources you need for your website or business application.
Click on this link. And all you have to do is fill out an online form. The entered effort estimate can then be edited and adapted, passed on to the project team or saved as a template for later use.
For instance, if you want to book a virtual machine that supports 1 instance, runs on a free Linux operating system, with a server based in Melbourne; has a 10gb hard drive and works 24/7… you pay $12 a month.
Here is an idea with screenshots:
Step 1: Select the Google cloud service you want to use. Here we select Compute Engine, which allows users to launch virtual machines on demand. After that, in the given form, we can select the number of VM instances we need.
2nd step: You can give a description, in short the reason for using the VM instances. After that, select the operating system you want to run on your virtual machine instance. For example, here we use the free operating system Linux which helps reduce the overall cost due to the GPL license.
Next, select the provisioning model, by default it will be set to Regular. However, apart from that, there is another option which is Spot (preemptive VM).
Compared to standard Vms, Preemptible VM instances are available at a much lower price: a 60-91% discount; However, Compute Engine can terminate (preempt) these instances if it needs to reclaim compute capacity to allocate to other VMs. Preemptible instances use excess Compute Engine capacity. Their availability therefore varies according to use. If your applications are fault-tolerant and can withstand possible instance preemptions, preemptible instances can significantly reduce your Compute Engine costs. For example, batch processing jobs can run on preemptible instances.
Next Select the machine family.
To note: You can book various services and also adapt the computing power or capacity of these exactly to your own needs. Clicking on the question mark next to each service will provide a more detailed explanation.
Step 3: Machine families are further categorized by series generation. New VMs are listed under Generation 2, and older VMs are listed under Generation 1. Select the series, if you don’t know it, click on the question mark icon in front of it.
In the same way, select the RAM and CPU numbers, disk type, and hard disk size.
Step 4: Select the data center location where you want to host your virtual machine; if you need a public IP address, select static or ephemeral (dynamic) depending on your needs.
Next, how many days do you want to run your VM instance? by default, it will be configured to run 24/7. Finally, click on the “Add to estimate” button to get the price you have to pay.
When you click on the button, on the right you will have the cost that Google will charge to run your application on its Cloud service. For example, here to run a simple website with a low amount of resources, we get a cost estimate of $12.95 per month.
Once you have the estimate, you can even download it or share it via email with your customers or simply save it for later analysis.
Behind Google Cloud are various services, products, and tools for businesses with the goal of digital transformation. The objective is to use the cloud platform to drive or facilitate the digital transformation of companies. In this context, Google announces a high level of security and the possibility of being able to work at any time on cloud services.
Therefore, to make things easier and help users find the overall cost of Google Cloud Platform services based on type of server, storage, IP address and other resources; Google Cloud Calculator will help you estimate how much money is spent on resources based on their usage. You can easily calculate the price for a particular VM and then compare it to another cloud provider.
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