Hi, I'm Anny. I'm new here. I'm getting lost on hosting bullying business. I'd been using Google Cloud one-year-free-trial with $300 credit, then one day, 2 days ago, I found out on my credit card bill that Google had automatically charged me. I reach out to them and told them that I did not get any notification in this regard. Long story short, I had to pay $200 for my own naivety. I had 2 instances running, one ios app and one landing page. Nothing fancy. Just an MVP. Me and my developer, testing back and forth, within a couple of months, here came the shameless bill. I decided to pull out everything and close out the GCP account. I try to look for some reasonable option that I can effort but the internet shout back at me with a bunch of advertisement. Here I am getting lost.
This is also my first product. I use my saving to make it happen. My resource is limited. I did some reading here in Indie Hackers and found something (Heroku) but I wanna hear your advice and experiences. Have you had a similar experience I had? Where do you host your first product? How much did you spend? How much do I have to slit my skin to sustain the product, say first year? What's the recommendation options? I'd greatly appreciate if you could share some insight.