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What are your recurring expenses as a developer?

Expenses like hosting, domain, databases, cloud storage, subscription plans, app licences, etc can add up quickly.

What are your recurring expenses as a developer (monthly/yearly)?

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Ben Halpern

The worst expense is a project which you won't admit you'll never get back to but you're still paying that $50 a month for the collective expenses.

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Madza Author

Excatly, I was gonna say πŸ˜€ You must think in long term in the very beginning when choosing the stack and weight all the ifs for the possible abandonment due to new projects with higher potential, etc πŸ˜‰

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Thomas Bnt

All domains like .fr .dev .app, maybe 30€ (35.20$) per year and one VPS for 10€ per month (11.70$).

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Madza Author

Thanks for the insight πŸ‘ If not a secret, what VPS provider do you use?

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Thomas Bnt

This name is Sapinet (yes is a 'shortcut' link with my affiliate code πŸ˜‚), pretty nice provider, I'm on since one year and more for run bots and websites.

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Junxiao Shi

4 domains, roughly $30/year.
10 servers, roughly $100/year.

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Karan Gandhi

Where can I get a server for 10$ a year :eek: ?

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Junxiao Shi

They are all small servers, mostly with 1GB RAM and only permit 25% CPU usage.
You can find them on talk.lowendspirit.com

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Madza Author

Quite a lot of servers to keep an eye for πŸ˜‰ Are they all for personal use/needs? πŸ˜‰

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Junxiao Shi

I made my own distributed network to deliver push-up videos.
yoursunny.com/p/ndn6/

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ItsASine (Kayla)
  • Domain names at about $12/yr each on Google Domains
  • GSuite at $6/m (in conjunction with a domain name, so I have my email as firstname@lastname.dev with Google's uptime)
  • A membership to a tech community for like $350/yr that I keep forgetting to turn off (why does it renew in Feburary of all things?)

Otherwise I leverage free tiers of services and my grad school email to get student access despite getting my degree years ago... I think getting a grad cert after the degree made my university never turn off considering me an active student

I'm debating moving the email off GSuite and onto Hey since I don't use the fancier bits of GDrive, but I'm still on the fence.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share! πŸ™β€

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Jonathan Boudreau

Well, depends on the month πŸ˜…. Right now my cost is up because I'm hosting a valheim server.

I've got one domain which costs me about 10$ a year.

I have 4 servers costing me about 35$ a month (3 servers * 5$ + 1 server * 20$). I don't pay for additional services like databases since I don't need backups, etc for side projects. I've deployed my own Kubernetes cluster using k3s. I only use OSS variants of software I need such as grafana, postgres, and so on.

I also have on-demand VMs for my CI server which I had set up incorrectly a few months back. Ended up getting a 170$ bill.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share! πŸ˜‰

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Eljay-Adobe

$0.

I use neocities for my non-business personal website. I don't have a business website β€” and the domain I want has a squatter on it. (Just checked, the squatter is gone! Expired August, 2021. Huzzah!)

My biggest recurring expense falls outside of the constraints of the question asked, which are technical books and a new computer every 2-3 years.

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Madza Author

It's always great to invest in yourself, too πŸ’―πŸ‘

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Karan Gandhi

Domains : maybe 12-15$ a year.
6$ a month for a linode VPS.
Google One is around 20$ a year.
Reskilling :- Udemy,humble bundle, ebooks, is around 200$-700$ a year.

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Madza Author

Great to see you are investing in yourself, too πŸ‘πŸ“š

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Karan Gandhi

It's either that or switch to management πŸ˜‰..

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Abhinav Pandey

None of these. I keep these expenses as low as possible to save money for all the coffee I consume.

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Madza Author

Hahah, are you a Java dev? 🀣

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Abhinav Pandey

Yes πŸ˜‚

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Ξ‡ΕΏ

coffee ? πŸ˜‡

More seriously, I'd say time. 😈

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Madza Author

Well put πŸ‘Time is the most valuable resource we all have βœ¨πŸ˜‰

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anjan-dutta

Hosting cost for my blog, around ($2/month) and the domain name costs around $10 a year.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share πŸ™β€

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Syed Saadullah Shah • Edited on

my current yearly expenses are $60 🀣

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Madza Author

Thanks for the insight πŸ™β€

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JeffD
  • Storage: 40$/y - losing my SSD/HDD is my biggest fear so I change them regularly
  • Donation to associations/FOSS developper: at least 40$/y
  • And simple domain without hosting only for mail: 20$/y
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Madza Author

Thanks for the insight πŸ™β€