AWS kubernetes pricing clarification

I have setup a 5 node kubernetes cluster in AWS using KOPS. I have installed an application on the same. I use the application only for 7 to 8 hours a day and few days in a month. Is there any provision in KOPS wherin I scale down the nodes to zero when there is no traffic and scale up the nodes when I want to use the application.

I would also like to know will I be billed in AWS if I scale the nodes to zero.


You are looking for the cluster-autoscaler.
The tool will control the EC2 autoscaling group in order to add cluster nodes when pods cannot be scheduled, and remove cluster nodes when they are underutilized.

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