Started a GCP free trial, migrated two WordPress sites with almost zero traffic to test the service. Here's what I'm running for each of the two sites:
VM: g1-small (1 vCPU, 1.7 GB memory) 10gb SSD Package: bitnami-wordpress-5-2-4-1-linux-debian-9-x86-64
After about 1-2 months it seems to show that $46 has been deducted from the $300 free trial credit. Is this accurate / typical? Am I looking at paying $20+ per month to process perhaps 100 hits to the site from myself, plus any normal bot crawling that happens? This is roughly 10 times more expensive than a shared hosting multi domain account available from other web hosts.
Overall, how can I tell how much it will actually cost, when it looks to me that GCP reports about $2 of resource consumption per month, a $2 credit, and somehow a $254 balance from $300? Also GCP says average monthly cost is 17 cents on one of the billing pages, which is different from the $2 and the $46 figures. I can't find any entry that would explain all the other resources that were paid/credited.