Why repl.it uses Google Cloud Platform?
- 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.
- 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.
“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.
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.