GCP- Will I be charged for a VM instance that is stopped?

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I am a newbie to GCP. I have created a Linux VM instance using the Compute Engine. I have configured a few things like persistent disk and a few other stuff while exploring the various features that compute engine provides. I have stopped the instance after the hands-on. Will I still be charged?
Nov 6 in GCP by anonymous
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You can stop an instance temporarily if you no longer need it and restart it at a later time. A stopped instance retains its persistent disks, its internal IPs, and its MAC addresses. However, the instance shuts down the guest OS and loses its application state.

A stopped instance does not incur charges, but all of the resources that are attached to the instance will still be charged. 

For example, you are charged for persistent disks and external IP addresses according to the price sheet, even if an instance is stopped. 

To stop being charged for the attached resources, you can reconfigure a stopped instance to not use those resources, and then delete the resources.

Hope this helps!

answered Nov 6 by Sirajul
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