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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keeping Google Cloud Storage buckets backed up

Basically, my question is: what are the best ways to keep my Google Cloud Storage bucket data safe? I understand that using Object Versioning is a first measure you can take to protect yourself ...
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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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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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How do I access a google cloud storage bucket using a service account from the command line?

I thought it would be pretty straight forward to do this, but I can't get it to work: I'm trying to push files from a server (GCE) to a google cloud storage bucket. To avoid granting the gsutil ...
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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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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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google appengine newer versions always error

I've deployed newer versions of a google appengine app but they always return HTTP status code 500, 'The server encountered an error and could not complete your request.Please try again in 30 ...
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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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Cannot add custom SSL certificate in AppEngine dash

I've followed the instructions provided in the docs to the letter with no luck. I receive Error - The SSL certificate provided could not be inserted. without any additional message as to why. Looking ...
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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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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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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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App Engine monitoring dashboard for multiple apps

I run a number of webapps on Google App Engine. I'm looking for a monitoring dashboard that shows me basic health metrics (HTTP response codes, latency, etc.) from multiple App Engine apps at the same ...
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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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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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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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Appenigne stuck on “Updating service [default]…”

I am using nodejs on appengine. We had a perfectly stable app scaffold on tuesday, and by friday it was completely broken after attempting to deploy. We made some minor changes to frontend code, but ...
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All data gone Google Cloud Instance Group

I was running a Google Cloud Managed Instance Group (Ubuntu) to run a web server, and this morning the server went offline. I checked on the server status and it appeared that all data went missing. ...
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Google Cloud App Engine hosted page title extractor returns 403 Forbidden in cases

I have a URL shortener/traffic analysis service hosted in a Google App Engine (GAE) project on Google Cloud (GC). When a URL is submitted for shortening, it performs a Python urllib2.urlopen to ...
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ParseServer on GoogleAppEnginge dropping 80% of the requests giving 500 error [closed]

I have social networking running on Parse platform. The app is running for over 7 months. I migrated the ParseServer on GAE and using mLab as Monogo solution for my DB. Everything looked okey but when ...
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google load balancing external ip

I am trying to setup Google Compute Load Balancer to HTTP content route between my Google Compute Machines and my appEngine application, depending on the URL. I can get everything setup but it ...
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Unable to deploy Managed VM [closed]

I recently started using a Java Managed VM. I have been able to successfully deploy my test app over the last few days. Suddenly today it stopped working. The error is the following: ERROR: ...
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Google App Engine: This operation is not possible because no App Engine application was found for this project

I'm trying to help a friend deploy a simple python app in google app engine (the free account). It seems as if his project could be corrupt? The project is: Project ID sgvfr-riprunner When I ...
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Access google app engine webservices from another device in network

I am trying to gain access to a Google App Engine web service (non puplished), from another device, but it just keeps loading and eventually giving me a timeout error message: ...
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google app engine Unknown error: '4' [closed]

My app on GAE was working fine but now all of a sudden I'm having this exception: javax.servlet.UnavailableException: com.google.appengine.api.modules.ModulesException: Unknown error: '4' at ...
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Is memory usage the main cause of instance churn on Google App Engine? [closed]

I am experiencing sharp drops and spikes in instance count every 30 minutes although the request rate has been stable for 2h at 2.4k RPS. Periodically there are a lot of warmup requests after many ...
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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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App-engine instance hours seem way too high [closed]

I have a small app hosted on GAE with 2 modules. The default module, frontend is alotted 28 instance hours. The backend is using basic_scaling: so only has 8 instance hours available. I noticed that ...
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View module configuration in App Engine developer's console

I'm struggling to understand Google's various administration interfaces regarding the configuration of modules in App Engine. I have this code in my app.yaml application: s~myapp module: default ...
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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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Google app cloud - Redirect to naked domain

I have google app engine application working on my naked domain but I can't find any tutorials on how to redirect the non naked (www) sub domain to the naked domain. It seems only like they build in ...
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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 ...