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Using Google's App Engine as CDN for static files

I am planning on moving my static files to Google's App Engine. I was wondering if this is a good idea to do. I have read that is it possible that Google will cache your files on multiple locations, ...
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What's the cheapest way to host hobby projects?

What's the best place to put your hobby web projects(the web app itself, not the code) ? Typically, the projects are such that: a) I just want to test out an interesting idea without exploring the ...
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Does Cloud Computing COST a premium? (or is it competitive with shared/managed/co-location)

Since cloud solutions (Google AppEngine, Amazon, etc.) do more for you, at the end of the day do they cost significantly more than doing it "yourself" with co-location hosting, etc. Not just ...
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Trouble with Google Apps Custom Domain SSL

I'm currently inside the 30-day free trial for Google Apps for business (billing set up, so will start non-free trial soon). I'm attempting to set up SSL for a custom domain for a Google App Engine ...
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Nginx as reverse proxy for Google App Engine application

I want to use nginx as a reverse proxy for Google App Engine application to support naked domain as described here. If I use this scheme, will all the traffic go through the server that hosts nginx or ...
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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com?

I had asked this question on StackOverflow. It was suggested to post it here too. When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? Please share ...
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How big is a cloud? [closed]

I'm trying to come up with some data on how much computing power the current cloud platforms represent. (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Google App Engine. Others?) Stuff like how many ...
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Google App Engine | domain name mapping | Go Daddy domain name

Right now I have no ahost records set in Godaddy. I read something that said I should set it to 64.202.189.170, but I think that's for the case of domain name forwarding, NOT mapping, and that's not ...
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Using Google App Engine for static files

I want to serve the static data for my website from Google App Engine. How do I configure GAE to serve static content?
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Send email through local SMTP vs google app engine

My web site is supposed to send email to customers and its hosted on a VPS. Should I use local SMTP or is it better to use a third party SMTP provider like Google App Engine? What are the ...
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Have Free website Hosting with Google App Engine

I'm reading about Google App Engine. I'm creating a bunch of simple dynamic websites in java. I'm considering to use Google App Engine and setup my clients' website on it. In this way I've only to ...
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Amazon EC2 as Google App Engine proxy

I want to run a micro instance on EC2 that will serve as a proxy server for my GAE app. I found this article on how to run it on ami-ad7e2ee8: ...
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GAE dev server behind Apache proxy sometimes slow

As the Google App Engine development server only serves one file at a time, I decided to have static resources served instead by: Apache 2.2.17 / XAMPP 1.7.4 / WinXP32. Requests for dynamically ...
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Is it possible to mange AWS on Google App Engine?

Say I want to schedule EC2 instant start up, or something like this. I did some reading on the Google App Engine document, find that scheduler is supported, however I am not familiar with Google API, ...
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Include HTML output arriving from Google App engine inside Joomla-hosted website?

I would like to include dynamic content that is generated by an application hosted by Google App engine as part of an existing website hosted by Joomla (to replace some so-far static articles). ...
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Setup Amazon EC2 instance to forward Appengine urlfetch requests

I currently have an appengine app and need to make calls to an API that requires IP whitelisting. I can't whitelist the entire appengine IP blocks (as outlined here) because the range is too big. So ...
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Using multiple PaaS Vendors

I am developing a SaaS App, and I want to decide for a PaaS Vendor. Since one of my biggest concerns is uptime, is there an application or service, that allows me to use several PaaS Vendors (like ...
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joomla in Google appengine

I was wondering if I can transfer my existing site based on joomla! in Google appengine. How can I do that? Will it be easy if I start from scratch (modifying joomla! for Google appengine). Please ...
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Running Google App Engine on Google Compute Engine

I am trying to setup a server for app engine development. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to access the resulting web server externally. I am running a Debian image, Python GAE. I have the ...
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Map, Point or Redirect mail.domain.com to Google App Engine Email

What is the best way to map mail.mydomain.com to https://www.google.com/a/mydomain?
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Port forwarding and machine access

I have an application running in local google app engine and I am trying to expose it over the internet for some testing. I have successfully set up port forwarding in my router. Used this tool ...
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Sign up for Google AppEngine without SMS?

I would like to use Google AppEngine, but it appears to require a cellphone to receive SMS for verification. Is there any way around this, or any other option I can take?
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Forward my domain and hide the original

I have registered a domain with godaddy. This points to a sub domain on app spot (google app engine). When i visit my domain I see the blah.appspot.com rather than mydomain.com Can I hide the app ...
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Sending emails from PHP - email providers vs GAE

I need to send emails from my social service (this is continuation of Experiences in mailing to registered users). I got strong feeling that it's better to avoid problems with email server ...
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Custom Domain Name - Server not found Google App Engine and Google Apps

I have integrated my domain at Google Apps with Google App Engine. I added www.myDomain.com to google app,it was working correctly and pointing to my application at appEngine, but now it doesn't ...
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Why cname appengine app always redirect to www.google.com?

I have a appengine app and google app account. I have CNAME the domain name to the appengine app successful two months ago. I find that CNAME fail to direct to the appengine app now, but the ...
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How to recover If you lost administrator rights of Google Apps?

I tried of Google Apps Premier Edition, but I got rid of administrator rights of the administrative account by mistake and was not able to access Control Panel. How to recover If you lost ...
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nginx infinite 302 Found redirect loop

I am using nginx to map multiple domains to google app engine. in this specific case i map multiple domains to the same tenant. there is a configuration in my code that knows which domain is the main ...
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Bad Gateway when seting up NGINX as a reverse proxy server for GAE

I want to use NGINx as a reverse proxy server so I can open my GAE (google app engine) web site from china mainland, because there most of google IP's are blocked by the GFW. DNS: I have those DNS ...
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How to generate reports from large datasets Google Data Store using big query?

Has anyone tried running big data analytics on Big query using data generated in Google App Engine? We have an application that generates a lot of transactions which are stored in data store. We need ...
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Google App Engine and SSL Payment Page

I have an app hosted on Google App Engine and I need to have a payment page that uses SSL. GAE only allows you to use SSL on their appspot domain but I want to keep it on my custom domain. Is it ...
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Does Google Apps support multiple Google App Engine apps?

I have two Google App Engine applications, foo-app and spam-app. I want to associate them with the domains foo.name.com and spam.name.com. When I go to add foo-app to foo.name.com, it works as ...
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Disallowing POST requests from different origins GAE

Is it possible to stop requests (POSTs) from different origins on Google App Engine? I understand that IP spoofing is "easy", is there another solution, maybe sessions? Suggestions are welcome.
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http is automatically redirecting to https for a custom domain on google app engine

I am trying to get a custom domain to work with Google App Engine 1.9.7 without SSL I have done all the prerequisites; Domain is verified with the proper TXT records. Domain is configured in the ...
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can two cloud infrastructures connect

I want to use app engine but unfortunately they are not supporting with their DB spatial queries, so I was wondering if there is a way to create my DB on one cloud either AWS or Azure and my backend ...
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calling a different python interpreter from bash command line

I have python 2.7 installed [user@localhost google_appengine]$ python Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Sep 16 2010, 18:03:06) [GCC 4.5.1 20100907 (Red Hat 4.5.1-3)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", ...
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Mount Google AppEngine as Windows Drive

The plan is to use Google AppEngine as closed cloud datastore, not for content delivery, for our cloud based Windows Server 2003 machines. How could Google AppEngine be mounted as a drive with a ...
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Identifying Google company resources versus App Engine resources

We are experiencing a problem with scraping on our e-commerce platform. It's not the scraping that is the problem per se, it's that whoever is doing it is spoofing a stale referrer full of our ...
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How to use AppScale

There are some wiki which explain how to install and setup AppScale. But I didn't find anything related to the extensive use of AppScale. I mean, what to do in case of major outage ? If the node ...
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Getting started with a blacklist

I blacklisted "213.5.64.179" and wonder if you can recommend how to proceed? Should I do this on an ad-hoc basis just following the instructions and blacklist bad hosts as we go along or take ...
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Massive Crawling requests from Google Apps Engine useragent

I'm badly affected with 'Google AppEngine-Google' UserAgent.. receiving 5/6 requests per second on http server. This bot is crawling my site just like GoogleBot does. Following is the sample of url ...
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Google App Engine SDK is open source. Would anyone from the cloud try to catch it to break the vendor lockin?

Would it be possible/feasible/desirable that any "cloud" provider grab the source code of the Google App Engine SDK in order to break the "vendor lock in" it imposes?
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Google App Engine vertical scaling

I know Google Cloud (Google App Engine) can autoscale instances horizontally: you have 1 server with certain parameters, when it's overloaded autoscaler launches new server and balances load between ...
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App Engine, OpenSSL and Heartbleed

Has GAE ever used OpenSSL for its frontend servers? It’s quite interesting in the context of the Heartbleed security hole. It would be nice to get a confirmation from Google that no risks are present. ...
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Is it practical to use Google App Engine for a Django app?

I'm currently building a Django app that uses a MySQL backend. Traditionally I've worked with a VirtualEnv where I can install python packages, set folder permissions, etc. From some pages I've found ...
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EC2 or GAE for python/django app [closed]

I am currently deciding whether to use EC2 or GAE for my django app. I've done some research on both. In terms of deploying a database-driven django app with the following: -- high on db reads / ...
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app engine custom domain not working

I'm using Google App Engine with Google Apps. I can access my site through http://mydomain.appspot.com. I've been setting it up with a custom domain using http://aralbalkan.com/1466 I registered my ...
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Running local gae server in port 80

I have an ubuntu 10.4 installation with apache2 running by default in port 80. I want gae to respond to that address instead of apache. I have changed the conf files for apache in order to use another ...
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App engine - Naked domain redirect to “www”

I set up my domain with SSL certificate on Google Appengine: https://www.ltc-x.de/ Everything is working fine for the www subdomain. Now I want to get the naked domain to work as well. So if someone ...
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How to monitor Google App Engine background thread use?

I'm using background threads in Google App Engine(https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/python/modules/#Python_Background_threads) and receiving a BackgroundThreadLimitReachedError. How can I ...