I was rate-limited by the community site
This has arisen before but I think it bears repeating because, pricing is important and because it’s presented confusingly.
When I saw the the “Try it for Free”, I naively assumed it was free (as in beer) but it’s free (as in “after you given Stripe your credit card details”). I don’t have a problem with this as I assume, in part, it’s to protect you from bad actors, but… it’s free with a catch
Then, I was confused as to how the Free Tier works. Because I’d provided my cc deets, I wondered whether Free becomes not-Free after resource use. The documentation is OK at this point, once I reread it a couple of times. IIUC, I can use 3x
shared-cpu-1x full time (though is your seconds in a month calc correct?).
So, I want to corroborate my use with what’s been billed.
The billing page (https://fly.io/organizations/personal/usage) describes VM exec time in the form of
micro-1x. I assume (!?) these are
shared-cpu-1x 1 shared 256MB and, from other questions, I’m confident 256MB shareds are the free tier.
I appreciate that pricing is confusing but, I think clarity on this would help you by discouraging developers from being fearful of what they’re getting into.
I’ve seen the documentation but I’m looking for the page again that explains how I can explicitly constrain my apps to only use <3 shared-cpu-1x 256MB instances.