Prakash Kumar Prakash Kumar - 1 year ago 193
Node.js Question

How to reduce google app engine pricing for my static website

I am deploying my website on google app engine with nodejs i read their docs that they provide 28 instance hours free per day, currently we only have a few limited static data so i thought my website pricing will be under the quota, but as by default when we deploy an app on app engine they provide you two instances so now my usage per day will be 48 hours and as each instance hour is priced as 0.05 per day so finally they are going to charge me ((48 - 28)*0.05) = $1 per day, can anyone please tell me how can i make my app free as i don't think they should charge me right now as there is nothing on my website. I also tried to use min_pending_latency as well as max_idle_instances but i am getting the error

VM-based automatic scaling should NOT have the following parameter(s): [min_pending_latency, max_idle_instaces

Answer Source

use something like this in the app.yaml:

  min_num_instances: 1
  max_num_instances: 20
  cool_down_period_sec: 30
    target_utilization: 0.6

Use the front end cache for your static data, this should make request be answered without hitting your instances

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