I’m exploring the different free tier offerings by Google Cloud trying to find ways to save some money and learn something new at the same time.
Currently I’m using an
F1-micro instance (also free tier) to run an application inside a container. This works pretty well, except for:
- Google keeps telling me that the instance is overutilized
- I manually renew my SSL certificate every time it expires
- To update the container code I need to SSH to the instance, fetch the latest image and run it
I could probably do something to automate some of these points, but I’m hoping I can get all problems solved and stay in the free tier by moving to Cloud Run.