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GCP Always Free Tier

niranjanniranjan Member

Hello,

If anyone is/has used the GCP always free e2.Micro VM, which is supposed to be free forever.
I would like to know how much outbound bandwidth is free.

The free tier info page does mention something related to the North American region, but I'm still confused how much bandwidth are they providing.

https://cloud.google.com/free/docs/gcp-free-tier#free-tier-usage-limits

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  • jmgcaguiclajmgcaguicla Member
    edited June 27

    1 GB network egress from North America to all region destinations (excluding China and Australia) per month

    What's confusing here? (aside from the really low number). Also, this is for the Premium tier, afaik Standard Tier isn't included withe Always Free

    PS: Post your credit card number for double bandwidth

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  • niranjanniranjan Member

    @jmgcaguicla said:

    1 GB network egress from North America to all region destinations (excluding China and Australia) per month

    What's confusing here? (aside from the really low number). Also, this is for the Premium tier, afaik Standard Tier isn't included withe Always Free

    PS: Post your credit card number for double bandwidth

    Lmao, i Don't have a credit card, 🥲

    So I can only upload 1GB?🥲👌

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  • HotmarerHotmarer Member

    @niranjan said: So I can only upload 1GB?🥲👌

    You have to pay extra for every 1 GB more, so to have GCP free tier you need to provide a credit card.

  • It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

  • niranjanniranjan Member

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Ooooo Nice, Thanks for the update!

  • niranjanniranjan Member

    @Hotmarer said:

    @niranjan said: So I can only upload 1GB?🥲👌

    You have to pay extra for every 1 GB more, so to have GCP free tier you need to provide a credit card.

    um, international Debit cards work too!

  • szymonpszymonp Member

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Thanked by 1TimRoo
  • niranjanniranjan Member

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Actually!

  • mwtmwt Member

    That's interesting. I've still been using it with 1gb to run ZNC (for which it is plenty). 100gb would make it usable for many more use cases.

  • rm_rm_ Member

    @mwt said: That's interesting. I've still been using it with 1gb to run ZNC

    So that anyone can put you into a financial trouble with a mere "ping"?

  • HotmarerHotmarer Member

    @rm_ said: So that anyone can put you into a financial trouble with a mere "ping"?

    like tinyweasel :wink:

  • AXYZEAXYZE Member

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Well, even 1GB is plenty to put service monitoring there, send API requests, hop-server for SSH to another servers (so you whitelist one static IP in other servers, very good for security) etc.

  • sotssots Member

    @AXYZE said:

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Well, even 1GB is plenty to put service monitoring there, send API requests, hop-server for SSH to another servers (so you whitelist one static IP in other servers, very good for security) etc.

    If you want to protect your server ssh, I would recommend you to use cloudflare zero trust. You can even connect to a server with no public IP.

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  • letloverletlover Member

    how many gc free vps can i have?

  • jmaxwelljmaxwell Member

    @letlover said:
    how many gc free vps can i have?

    NO

  • szymonpszymonp Member

    @letlover said:
    how many gc free vps can i have?

    1

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  • @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    It's finally October, https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing#cloud-storage-always-free
    , the changes are reflected here but on the https://cloud.google.com/free/docs/free-cloud-features#compute page it still shows 1GB..

  • nickwarenickware Member
    edited October 3

    Yes, unfortunately, compute still only gives 1GB. :( It would've been nice to have a free VPS with 100GBs bandwidth!

  • May be article not updated yet, Some Lazzy worker :)

  • TimRooTimRoo Member
    edited October 4

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Right that is usable now. From what I'm reading, the free tier specs are:
    2 vCPU
    1 GB RAM
    30 GB storage
    100 GB egress bandwidth

    Sounds decent enough, pretty good even. Any spec where I'm wrong?

  • ErisaErisa Member

    @TimRoo said:

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Right that is usable now. From what I'm reading, the free tier specs are:
    2 vCPU
    1 GB RAM
    30 GB storage
    100 GB egress bandwidth

    Sounds decent enough, pretty good even. Any spec where I'm wrong?

    The CPU has a funny bursting policy and will cap your usage if you exceed it, but other than that yeah you've got it right. There's also only select regions that are involved.

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  • iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Thanked by 2TimRoo Erisa
  • ErisaErisa Member

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

  • @Erisa said:

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

    Yep!

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  • @TimRoo said:

    @szymonp said:

    @MallocVoidstar said:
    It's 1GB currently, but note that egress to Australia and China is never free.

    https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing-announce

    It'll be 100GB starting October.

    Oh cool finally the free instance will be usable

    Right that is usable now. From what I'm reading, the free tier specs are:
    2 vCPU
    1 GB RAM
    30 GB storage
    100 GB egress bandwidth

    Sounds decent enough, pretty good even. Any spec where I'm wrong?

    Um, the 100GB is yet to be reflected on the free tier page, also the storage is painfully slow, i got like 10~20mbps on yabs. But considering it's free for lifetime, i think it's its too good to be true

  • @Erisa said:

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

    https://i.imgur.com/hOdLvLh.png
    Seems like Upload to gdrive wont be counted as egress

    Thanked by 1Erisa
  • ErisaErisa Member

    @adwsislife said:

    @Erisa said:

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

    https://i.imgur.com/hOdLvLh.png
    Seems like Upload to gdrive wont be counted as egress

    Awesome! Didn't know that was documented. Do you have a link to that page?

  • @adwsislife said:

    @Erisa said:

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

    https://i.imgur.com/hOdLvLh.png
    Seems like Upload to gdrive wont be counted as egress

    Not just Google drive, all of Google's services,

  • @Erisa said:

    @adwsislife said:

    @Erisa said:

    @CyberneticTitan said:
    iirc egress bandwidth is "bandwidth that leaves google network". In the past I've been able to push way over 1GB to google drive using rclone, but haven't checked in awhile.

    Ah yeah thats also an important distinction to make. They specifically count egress outside of the Google network. You can do whatever you want with Google services for free (Though wouldn't bank on it, do a smaller test before going nuts)

    https://i.imgur.com/hOdLvLh.png
    Seems like Upload to gdrive wont be counted as egress

    Awesome! Didn't know that was documented. Do you have a link to that page?

    https://cloud.google.com/vpc/network-pricing

    Thanked by 1Erisa
  • Seems that the 100GB/mo free egress transfer is only for Cloud Storage but not Compute Engine. Free egress transfer for Compute Engine is still 1GB/mo.

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