Setting up a Billing Alarm

Learn how to set up a billing alarm to warn us if our bill exceeds a certain threshold.

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A handy alarm

In this lesson, we’re going to create a billing alarm to get a notification when you are expected to reach or have reached a certain threshold. We will set a dollar value like five or ten dollars, and if we reach or are expected to reach that amount, we will get an email alert to let us know.

If you follow the instructions given in this course, you’ll be terminating your instances and the leasing objects — which might otherwise cost you money — to make sure that you stay within the free tier. You should also read up on what’s included in the free tier and make sure you’re aware of what you should do to make sure you don’t get any bills. But just in case, we’re going to set up the billing alarm.

You need to log in to the root account to do this because only the root account has access to modifying billing information.

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