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Setting up n8n for free on GCP

Retool recently published an endearing article about Yahoo Pipes, which reignited my nostalgia for a straightforward visual programming environment for data manipulation workflows. This led me to set up a server with n8n and FastAPI, utilizing an always-free E2 micro-instance on GCP.

This was a fun opportunity to learn Terraform, I developed a Python script that largely automates the configuration, deployment, and setup. For SSL on the server, a script sets up Cloudflare Tunnel.

I've been employing n8n for several personal AI projects. The community is brimming with ideas that could inspire you to experiment with it yourself.

If self-hosting n8n interests you, check out my GitHub repository where I've detailed setting it up for free on GCP.