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Why repl.it uses Google Cloud Platform?

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LeganNogan

i noticed something fishy when i accessed the speedtest.net website via repl.it, does repl.it have enough money to pay that huge amount of money to Google Cloud Platform and why repl.it uses Google Cloud Platform instead of their own? 🤔

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PrinceKumar29
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oshang
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RoBlockHead
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LeganNogan
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RoBlockHead

“Why use GCP instead of their own?” Simple. Infrastructure (computers, data centers, etc) cost lots of money to set up. With the amount of traffic/usage on replit, starting a private data center would cost quite a bit and end up hurting the end user. GCP makes it easy and economical to set up things without having to worry about the physical infrastructure.

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Coder100
  1. What do you mean pay for their own? It's easier to use something others have made than make your own. I'm sure you know this logic.
  2. Google cloud platform is cheap, it scales very easily, and that is why it is one of the most popular computing engines out there.

Please, do some thinking first: are they really free? Their quota limits are quite restricting in the computing world.

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LeganNogan

@Coder100
"What do you mean pay for their own?" I mean that if repl.it made their own servers instead of Google Cloud Platform to host their servers to the programmers with free plan or hacker plan on their accounts.

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LeganNogan

@ZenEmulator
And i somehow got hacker plan and i don't even know how. 🤔
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Coder100

github developer pack?

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Coder100

oftentimes maintaining a server is more expensive than using an online server.

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LeganNogan

@Coder100
Uhhhhhhh....... i didn't apply for github student developer pack, so......

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RaphaelMorgan

@LeganNogan
if it was free or cheap to make your own server, all of us would be doing it. It costs a bunch of money for hardware etc, so using a service of a company like Google for whom that setup money is negligible ends up being cheaper for everyone

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LeganNogan

I found on Google Cloud Platform page talking about repl.it while I'm investigating the suspicious case about repl.it using Google Cloud Platform. https://cloud.google.com/customers/repl-it#:~:text=Repl.it%20uses%20Google%20Container,and%20build%20and%20deploy%20pipelines.&text=The%20REPL%20functionality%20is%20coded,by%20developers%20and%20classroom%20coders.