Clean Up

Learn how to clean up your Google Cloud project to avoid incurring charges to your account. Leaving your project and web service running does not necessarily incur charges; however, a large amount of traffic to your service might exceed the free quotas.

To clean up your project and retain its data, select one of the following options:

Disable your app

Disabling your app stops it from running instances and serving requests. If your app is processing a request, your app completes the request before being disabled.

To disable an App Engine application and retain its data, do the following:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Settings page:

    Go to Settings

  2. In the Application settings tab, click Disable application.

  3. In the App ID field, enter the ID of the app you want to disable, and then click Disable.

Disable billing

Disabling billing stops automatic payments for all services in your project. Even if you disable billing, you are still responsible for all outstanding charges on your account.

To disable billing on your project, do the following:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Account management page:

    Go to Account management

  2. In the Billing account field, select the billing account containing the project you want to disable billing for.

  3. In the Actions column for the project you want to disable billing for, click the icon displayed as three dots arranged vertically (), and then click Disable billing.

  4. To confirm, click Disable billing.

Delete your project

To release all the Google Cloud resources in your Google Cloud project, delete your project by doing the following:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Manage resources page.

    Go to Manage resources

  2. In the project list, select the project that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  3. In the dialog, type the project ID, and then click Shut down to delete the project.

What's next

To deploy Python 3 web services and authenticate users, see Python 3 App Engine tutorials.