Google Cloud: Create a cheap CloudSQL instance (`db-f1-micro` or `db-g1-small`)
On Google Cloud’s pricing calculator, there are two options for cheap Cloud SQL instances:
db-g1-small costing about $9.92 / month and $27.80 / month respectively when outfitted with 25GB HDD storage.
However, when we use the Cloud SQL console to actually create our instances, these options are nowhere to be found.
Not to worry, they’re there: Google Cloud is just being a little sneaky and making it hard to figure out.
You can choose the
db-g1-small Cloud SQL instances from the Cloud SQL create page by:
db-f1-micro= 1 vCPU, 0.614GB option
db-g1-small= 1 vCPU, 1.7GB option
- Be sure to select single instance and the correct storage size to lock in the low prices!