In December I created two Turnkey instances to use as I work on developing a web application. Previously, I'd used bitnami micro instances on AWS and was taking advantage of the free tier. I much prefer the TKL environment. Before creating my turnkey instances, I studied all the TKL forum posts and other information about billing, and was reassured that I'd be able to continue using the free tier. I am enrolled in the "Hobby" plan at TKL right now.
Yesterday I got a notice from Amazon alerting me to a significant increase in my projected monthly billing, from $0.00 to over $70. Their response to my question was that only micro instances are eligible for the free tier. I thought I had set up micro instances but I see they are labelled as "small" on my console. I am confused about how my instances got to be "small" instead of "micro".
I am willing to make pay for the "budget" plan at TKL but definitely cannot pay the usage charges assessed for small instances (which I don't need by any stretch of the imagination). If I switch my TKL pricing plan, will my instances be converted back to micro? Do you have any suggestions about what I can do to reverse the pending charges?
Thanks in advance for your reply.