I have a need to reconfigure the custom domain name of my google app engine instance and I would like to have the SF community to review the plan.
When my project first starts as a google app engine, I have assigned 'www.mycompany.com' as the custom domain of the production instance of my GAE app.
As the project grows, we deployed a word-pressed powered managed VM to host blog posts and other marketing artefacts. The domain name is
It causes a lot of confusion to users because
www.mycompany.com/home will reach the web app, but
www.mycompany.com redirects users to
about.mycompany.com. Once they reached
about.mycompany.com, they have trouble to get back to
Summary: current configuration
www.mycompany.com/home: My web app
www.mycompany.com/: redirects user away to
about.mycompany.com: marketing stuff/blog
My Desired Configuration
www.mycompany.com(the GAE instance)
Regarding step 3 above, Google app engine has very good built-in load balancing. I am reluctant to put any apache instance (the one in the wordpress server) in front of the GAE instance because it can be easily DDOS for example. How can I make it less likely to go down under load? Is there any other alternative.
Is there any other additional issue I am not aware of?