Application billing options

Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my application. I am
having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There is a
weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of $0.03. I’m
not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do I
find out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an
instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours?

Unless you have heavy usage we have found that most people activate
the minimum which is $2.10 a week and rarely spend more than that.
Setting a maximum daily limit of $2.00 will protect you from things
getting out of control.

Waylon

··· On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, rsklar wrote: > Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my application. I am > having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There is a > weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of $0.03. I’m > not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do I find > out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an > instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours? > > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en

if i choose a limit of 2.00 a day it automatically puts me at 14 dollars a
week. Is there a way to have a limit of 2.00 a day and 2.10 per week?

··· On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:39:44 PM UTC-4, Waylon Brunette wrote: > > Unless you have heavy usage we have found that most people activate > the minimum which is $2.10 a week and rarely spend more than that. > Setting a maximum daily limit of $2.00 will protect you from things > getting out of control. > > Waylon > > On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, rsklar <soilre.so...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my application. I > am > > having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There is a > > weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of $0.03. > I’m > > not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do I > find > > out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an > > instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours? > > > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >

Waylon, for my 14 day survey (target 3000 responses) with 20 Android phones
that's currently live, I decided to play it SAFE and put $10 per day as my
budget. All going great, but now twice when I go to log into to the
Aggregrate web interface to peek the data, I get a Google AppEngine message
telling something to the effect that I'm over the limit (gotta copy/paste
message next time!) or something to that effect. However when I go into
look at the cost, it's ONLY $0.50.
Estimated cost for the last hours:
[image: 5%]
$0.51 / $10.00*
Soooo, I haven't a clue why I'd get a message like that. I quickly went
onto my Android device and was able to download blank forms, start a new
form and submit the finalized form without any problems. I'll look into
this later. Next phase, I'm looking for self hosting and moving from
AppEngine...well, hopefully. :slight_smile:

rsklar, how many devices are being used in your survey and how BIG are your
records? The biggest piece of data for me is a 640X480px pic the data
collector takes for each response, so that's a size of about 140K max per
pic (plus the rest of the form data: all text) times 20 devices trying to
submit at any given time between 9am and 5pm. I know other people are
uploading huge volumes of data (audio, video, etc.).

~DataMax

··· On Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:39:44 AM UTC+3, Waylon Brunette wrote: > > Unless you have heavy usage we have found that most people activate > the minimum which is $2.10 a week and rarely spend more than that. > Setting a maximum daily limit of $2.00 will protect you from things > getting out of control. > > Waylon > > On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, rsklar <soilre.so...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my application. I > am > > having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There is a > > weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of $0.03. > I’m > > not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do I > find > > out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an > > instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours? > > > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >

There is a max limit per day and AppEngine it won't charge you the
resources unless you use it. $2.10 is the minimum charge per week.

··· On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM, rsklar wrote: > if i choose a limit of 2.00 a day it automatically puts me at 14 dollars a > week. Is there a way to have a limit of 2.00 a day and 2.10 per week? > > > On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:39:44 PM UTC-4, Waylon Brunette wrote: >> >> Unless you have heavy usage we have found that most people activate >> the minimum which is $2.10 a week and rarely spend more than that. >> Setting a maximum daily limit of $2.00 will protect you from things >> getting out of control. >> >> Waylon >> >> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, rsklar wrote: >> > Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my application. I >> > am >> > having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There is a >> > weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of $0.03. >> > I’m >> > not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do I >> > find >> > out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an >> > instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours? >> > >> > -- >> > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en

AppEngine also has a burst-throttle mechanism. If you use too much all at
once, it will lock out your website for a short interval of time. I doubt
it is possible to trigger this lock-out under ordinary usage, but I am
unfamiliar with the details; it is intended to prevent distributed denial
of service attacks from consuming all your daily quota.

The Log via https://appengine.google.com/ may contain useful clues as could
any banner messages on the AppEngine Dashboard.

Mitch

··· On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 6:40 AM, W. Brunette wrote:

There is a max limit per day and AppEngine it won't charge you the
resources unless you use it. $2.10 is the minimum charge per week.

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM, rsklar soilre.sourcehaiti@gmail.com wrote:

if i choose a limit of 2.00 a day it automatically puts me at 14 dollars
a
week. Is there a way to have a limit of 2.00 a day and 2.10 per week?

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:39:44 PM UTC-4, Waylon Brunette wrote:

Unless you have heavy usage we have found that most people activate
the minimum which is $2.10 a week and rarely spend more than that.
Setting a maximum daily limit of $2.00 will protect you from things
getting out of control.

Waylon

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, rsklar soilre.so...@gmail.com wrote:

Due to frequent timing out, I want to start paying for my
application. I

am
having a hard time understanding how much I should be paying. There
is a

weekly minimum of $2.10 which would put me at a daily minimum of
$0.03.

I’m
not sure if this will do anything to help stop the timing out. How do
I

find
out besides trial and error with different amounts? Also, what is an
instance hour and should I be paying by discounted instant hours?

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