If you are new to cloud development or you need a safe way to deploy and test all your numerous side project for relatively no cost? this blog post is for you. In the post, we will take a look at how to setup AWS budget to maintain a $0 charge during our free tier period.
AWS Budgets enable you to plan your service usage, service costs, and instance reservations. Budgets provide you with a way to see the following information: read more
Step 1 – Create a budget
First, we click on the
Create a budget button to show the
budget types. In the case, we would select the
Step 2 – Set your budget
Here we set up the budget information, spending threshold and how we want to be notified when we are exceding our budgeted amount.
Name – Name for the budget.
Period – When you want the budget to run Month / Quarterly / Annually.
Budget effective dates – Recurring budgets will renew on the first day of every monthly billing period. Expiring budgets will stop renewing on the last day of the expiration month.
Budget amount – Here we set up a fixed amount for how much we want to spend every month, a good amount would be $10, but if you decide you don’t want to spend anymore at all you can enter 1 cent $0.01.
After filling the budget detail we move to the next step by clicking the
Configure alerts button.
Step 3 – Configure alerts
Here we set up an
Alert and choose a notification channel
Amazon SNS to receive an update on the budget threshold.
Actual Costs – sends a notification based on the actual cost of the budgeted amount.
Alert threshold – sends a notification when a certain presentation of the budget amount has been met.
Email contacts – email the would be sent to
Finally, we preview the cost budget to make sure everything is okay then we click on save.
Keep in mind that some services don’t offer free tier and will cost you. But in general AWS budget is great for creating a safe space to test and learn more about AWS.
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