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I pay $10 month so that I can self-host email for my family. Could probably go cheaper, but, at this point, I'm mostly paying to have enough disk-space to store 20 years worth of email for four people. :p


My current email is @my-domain-name.com but it is free. I used Zoho mail at the backend.


I self-host because - even without my family - I have 500+ discreet <USER>@<DOMAIN> addresses. Most mail-hosters limit the number of "aliases" you have to something well below my needs and, while many mail-hosters support <USER>+<TOKEN>@<DOMAIN> addresses to extend your aliasing, many sites you'd want to sign up with don't think they're valid addresses. Thus, I'm kind of stuck with self-hosting (with the side benefit that a mail-hoster can't scan my emails for targeted-advertising).


$5 month (pet projects with low/none access).

Hosting prices is something that i'm always worried about.
I've try to find a host that keep the same bill every month without surprise but unfortunately i couldn't find any yet. what i'm looking for is "if the quota is reached i don't want to be charged for more, i want to shutdown my app.", is there a hosting like this?


Linode uses hourly billing, but they quote you for a month's worth of provisioning. So, you always know "this is the maximum I'll be spending for 30 days' worth of <RESOURCE>". That said, unlike the major CSPs, you don't get billing-relief for having a resource shut off, only for deprovisioning.


You can set budget alerts in Google Cloud Platform, and perhaps AWS.

The only time I've have had surprise, is when I tried to use Google Kubernetes Engine -- so I deleted the project in one day. (it was 1.5 USD). Otherwise, it is always like 0.0x prices. Nothing to worry about in Google Cloud Run, if you are using stateless Dockers.

Even Google App Engine, for hosting NodeJS like Heroku, holds no surprises.

It is currently like this because of that surprise,

Otherwise, it would target 0.16 USD at the end of the month (for the sum of all projects).

BTW, I hold 4 domain names, for 0.67 USD / mo (8 USD / year) each.


The budget config. shutdown your app when reached on just alert you?

It seems that you can Shutdown on alert,

Tip: Setting a budget does not automatically cap Google Cloud or Google Maps Platform usage. The default behavior of budgets is to trigger alert emails to Billing Account Administrators so that you know how your usage costs are trending over time. Budget alerts prompt you to take action to control your costs, but do not automatically prevent the use or billing of your services when the budget is met or exceeded.


I pay $12/year for my domain name and host for free on Netlify. I am continuously adding content to my site so I build inside of GitHub actions to avoid Netlify build limits.