If the answer to your question is not here, look in the Bluemix docs or ask a question in the Stack Overflow forum.

Can I run my apps for free?

Yes. During your 30-day trial, you get 2 GB of runtime and container memory for free and you can access free services.

After you upgrade your account, you get half a GB of runtime and container memory free every month.


 

What is a GB-hour?

Runtime and container usage is charged based on the following variables:

  • How much memory your runtime or container uses
  • The duration that memory is used

Multiply the two together and that is the GB-hour.


 

How am I billed?

A monthly invoice details your charges. You can also check your usage and costs anytime by clicking Avatar > Account > Usage Dashboard.


 

Do I have to provide a credit card?

After 30 days, you must provide a credit card to continue using the IBM Cloud. Every month you get half a GB of runtime and container memory free. You are not charged unless you exceed your free allocation.


 

How much does support cost?

Everyone gets free forum support on Stack Overflow (which is monitored by the IBM Cloud teams). If you need additional support, you can purchase the IBM standard support.


 

How much do services cost?

Service prices vary. The charges are either fixed monthly or charged by usage. All services have a free tier so that you can always try before you buy.


 

How can I monitor spending?

You can view your monthly runtime and service usage by clicking Avatar > Account > Usage Dashboard.