A Google Cloud Platform project contains your App Engine application as well as other Cloud Platform resources.
From the Google Cloud Platform Console, you can perform all of your administrative tasks, including the common tasks covered in this topic. For general information about using the console, see the console guide.
Before you can deploy your apps to the App Engine standard environment, you typically need to create or set up the following:
Creating a project and application
Create a Google Cloud Platform project and App Engine application to create and manage a collection of settings, credentials, and your app's metadata.
To deploy your apps to a Cloud Platform project, you must create a corresponding App Engine application, which defines the location from where you want your App Engine services run.
To create a Cloud Platform project and App Engine application:
Go to the App Engine page:
Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
In the Your first app with Python page, select a region to specify where you want your App Engine application located. More information about App Engine locations help_outline
After the App Engine application is created in your project, the Dashboard page opens.
After installing the
Google Cloud SDK, you run
gcloud commands to create a Cloud Platform project and App
To programmatically create a Cloud Platform project and App Engine application, you use both the Google Cloud Resource Manager API and Google App Engine Admin API:
App Engine Locations
App Engine is regional, which means the infrastructure that runs your apps is located in a specific region and is managed by Google to be redundantly available across all the zones within that region.
Meeting your latency, availability, or durability requirements are primary factors for selecting the region where your app's are run. You can generally select the region nearest to your app's users but you should consider the location of the other Cloud Platform products and services that are utilized by your app. Using services across multiple locations can affect your app's latency as well as pricing.
App Engine is available in the following regions:
Enabling billingIf your application needs resources that exceed the free quotas, you must enable billing to increase some of the quotas and pay for the additional usage. If you have a billing account when you create a project, then billing will automatically be enabled for that project.
To enable billing in a Cloud Platform project:
In the Cloud Platform Console, go to the Billing page:
Create a new billing account or associate an existing account with a project:
If billing is already enabled, then the billing account details for the project are listed.
If a billing account exists, you are prompted to associate an existing account with your project. You can also click Cancel and then New billing account to create and use another account.
If no account exists, you are prompted to add a billing account to your project.
After you enable billing, there is no limit to the amount that you might be charged. To gain more control over your application's costs, you can set a daily spending limit. Spending limits are not supported in the App Engine flexible environment.
Setting a spending limit
Remember: The spending limit does not apply to other Google Cloud Platform resources and you will be charged for their usage.
Spending limits are supported only in the App Engine standard environment. In the flexible environment, you can create budgets and set alarms.
To set a daily spending limit for the App Engine resources in a Cloud Platform project:
In the Cloud Platform Console, go to the Application settings page:
Click Edit and specify a spending limit. When you increase the daily spending limit, the new limit takes effect immediately.
Click Save to set the spending limit for this project. If you have multiple Cloud Platform projects, you must individually set spending limits in each project.
To manage a billing account, go to the Billing Accounts page in the Cloud Platform Console:
Select the account to:
- View your transaction history for the account and make a payment on the History page.
- Change your payment method on the Payment settings page.
- Add billing administrators on the Overview page.
For more information, see Managing billing.
Creating budgets and setting alerts
You can create a budget for a Cloud Platform project to avoid surprises on your bill and monitor all of your Google Cloud Platform charges from one place. With a budget, you can create alerts that send emails to your billing administrators when charges exceed a certain amount.
To create a budget and set alerts in a Cloud Platform project:
In the Cloud Platform Console, go to the Billing page:
Click Budgets & alerts and then Create budget to begin creating a budget for your Cloud Platform project.
Define your budget in the Set budget section and then specify the percentages for which you want to receive email alerts in the following Set budget alerts section.
Click Save to set the budget and enable alerts for your Cloud Platform project. If you have multiple Cloud Platform projects, you must individually set budgets and alerts in each project.
After you enable billing, you can stop automatic payments for a project by disabling billing for the project. Alternatively, if you also want to release all the resources used in a project, you can shut down the project.
Shutting down a project
You can disable billing and release all the Cloud Platform resources that are being used in your Cloud Platform project by shutting down that project.
To shut down projects using the Cloud Platform Console:
Go to the Projects page:
Select the Cloud Platform project that you want to shut down and then click Delete Project.
For more information about managing your Cloud Platform projects, see the Cloud Platform Console help page about creating, shutting down, and restoring projects.
After installing the Google Cloud SDK, you run the following
gcloud command to shut down a Cloud Platform project:
To programmatically shut down your Cloud Platform project, see Shutting Down a Project in the Google Cloud Resource Manager API.