- Google Cloud Platform => Google Compute Engine (GCE) or “Compute Engine” => Committed Use Discounts
- If you Agree to a 3yr plan, you something in the ballpark of a 40% Discount, on the Regular Month-To-Month Price
- Other VPS Companies jack-around when it comes to the quality of your CPU, RAM, Port Speed, Bandwidth, etc, but Google Cloud is High-Quality, Secure, and comes with a very easy-to-use interface
- All Committed Use Plans are applied to the Region and Hardware that you specify, so if you create another Virtual Machine (VM) in the same area, with the same specs, then you get your committed-use discount on that VM, also (pretty awesome!)
I tapped into this program, recently, and it is now saving me a ton of money, every month, every year, etc.
Especially great to look into if you have automated processes running 24/7 in your VM.
If you use your VPS/VMs sparingly, I recommend just making your instance preemptible, instead.
Technically, you can save even more money, that way, but only if you are using your machine in bursts.
I talk, more, on Preemptible VPS Machines in my post about Scrapebox VPS Recommendations, so be sure to check that out, if you’re interested.