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Our web games tend to be popular immediately, so we don't have the option of scaling them over time. Google App Engine makes the process painless, since it can instantly launch as many servers as we need.
- Stefan Hauk
Lead server developer for web games, Rovio
How do I sign up?
If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for Google Cloud Platform. To sign up, sign in or create a Google Account. You will also need a credit card or bank account details so we can verify your identity. You will not be charged or billed during your free trial.
What's included in the free trial?
$300 in credit to spend on all Google Cloud Platform products over 60 days. During the free trial, there are some product limitations. For example, when you launch virtual machines using Google Compute Engine, you can only run eight cores at a time.
Who's eligible for the free trial?
The free trial is a one-time introduction to the platform for new customers. If you have never been a paying customer of Google Cloud Platform and have not previously signed up for the free trial, you are eligible.
Do I pay anything for the free trial?
No, the trial is free and you will not be billed. When your trial ends, your account will be paused and you'll have the option to upgrade to a paid account. After signing up, you might notice a $0.00 - $1.00 transaction from Google, which is a pending authorization request and is not an actual charge. Learn more
How long does the free trial last?
Your trial ends once 60 days have elapsed or you've spent $300. The amount of credit and days remaining are displayed at the top of the Google Cloud Platform Console.
What are the Terms of Service for the free trial?
Can I cancel my trial?
If you want to leave the free trial, there's nothing to do. Your trial automatically expires after 60 days and you will not be charged during the free trial period unless you upgrade to a paid account.
How easy is it to migrate to Google Cloud Platform?
Google Cloud Platform provides tools you can use to migrate files, data, and databases to Cloud Platform. For more information, see the following topics:
- Migrating from Amazon S3 to Google Cloud Storage
- Cloud Storage Offline Disk Import
- Cloud Storage Online Cloud Import
- Cloud SQL Importing and Exporting Data
- Loading data into BigQuery
What happens when my free trial ends?
After your trial ends, the data and resources you created during the trial remain available for an additional 30 days. If you upgrade to a paid account in that 30-day window, you’ll have access to those resources.
How does a free trial work with Google App Engine daily quota?
Only the portion of your App Engine usage above the App Engine free daily quota is charged against your $300 credit. In addition, if your App Engine usage is below the free daily quota, your app will continue to run even after the free trial ends.
Can I use the $300 credit on other Google APIs?
You can use the $300 credits to call any paid Google APIs or for any Google Cloud Platform services.
How can I understand what costs will look like after trial?
The Google Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator provides a way to estimate your monthly bill after you upgrade to a paid account. Enter in the resources you expect to use during the month and the calculator returns an estimate of your bill.
How do I upgrade to a paid account?
You can upgrade from the free trial to a paid account through the Google Cloud Platform Console. Click the Upgrade button at the top of the page.
What happens to my credits after I upgrade?
If you upgrade to a paid account before the 60-day trial period ends, any remaining portion of your initial $300 credit remains in your account. This credit expires after 60 days, when your free trial period would have originally ended. Any charges you incur between your upgrade and the expiration of the free-trial credit are billed first against the credit.
I have a billing account. Why do I still need to upgrade?
Having a billing account does not mean that your account is automatically upgraded to a paid account when the free trial ends. To protect your account from inadvertently accruing charges, when the free trial ends, your account is suspended. The only way to upgrade to a paid account is to manually opt-in by opening the Cloud Platform Console and clicking the Upgrade button at the top.
How do I disable or enable billing?
You can disable or enable billing for your account in the Cloud Platform Console. If you disable billing for your account, you will not be able to launch any Google Cloud Platform resources that would normally incur a charge against your $300 credit.
To change the billing status of your account:
- Sign in to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
- From the Select a project drop-down list, select a project name.
- In the upper right corner, click the Settings icon.
- From the menu, click Project billing settings.
- On the Billing page, click the Disable billing or Enable billing button.
Click the Continue button.
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