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Introduction to Google App Engine (GAE) - Getting Started Guide Basics Google Cloud Platform - App Engine

What is Google App engine?

In this age where technology is constantly evolving , cloud platforms have become an active part of our lives. Google cloud platform provides Google App Engine (GAE) as one of its service. One of its prominent features is that it allows accessibility when required, without active participation of the user such as computer system resources, data storage and computing power. Google App Engine is a cloud platform which is pioneered by the company we rely the most on in our day to day lives. The Google App Engine costs up to 88.44 dollars per month with 2 vCPU per hour and 2GB of memory per hour

, which has become the fourth most popular apps used by this generation, was also created on this App Engine which permits the user to host their main software on data hub managed by Google. It provides an effortless way to scale large applications without giving you any worries about the infrastructure. You can now focus on developing your desired web applications without any concerns, on this service-based platform, Google App engine.

Other scalable hosting services such as Amazon Web Services cloud (AWE) pales in comparison to Google App Engine (GAE) when it comes to computing and storage costs. Let us take an example, a 2 CPUs/8GB RAM will cost $69/month with AWS, in contrast to only $52/month with GAE which is 25% cheaper.

The Google App Engine is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) for building scalable applications through cloud platforms. Deployment, Maintenance and Scalability becomes very easy through the Google App Engine so you can focus on your innovation.

Here are some basic specification and details you may need to work on the App Engine:

Google App Engine standard language requirement:

1: Java

2: Python

3: Go

4: PHP

5: Node.js

Google App Engine standard environment:

1: Easily deploys your application

2: Auto-scale Workloads

3: Free daily quota

4: Usage based pricing

Google App Engine standard environment requirements:

Sandbox Constraints:

1: No writing to local files

2: 60 sec timeout on all requests

3: Third-party software limit

Google App Engine standard work flow example of web application:


Google App Engine flexible environment requirements:

1: Build and deploy constrained apps with one click

2: No sandbox constrains

3: Can access google cloud resources

Comparing the Google App environments:


  Standard Environment

    Flexible Environment

Instance startup



Write to local disk           



SSH access


          Not by default

Network Access

 App Engine Services


Support for 3rd party




After Daily use pay per instance class

Pay for resources per hour


Comparison between Kubernetes Engine vs App Engine Deploying Apps:


App Engine   Standard

App Engine Flexible

Kubernetes App

Service Model




Language Support

Java, Python, Go, PHP, Node.js



Primary Use case

Container based workloads, web mobile application

Web mobile application

Container based workloads

The Google App Engine has everything going for it, especially it's user friendliness. So try the service now and give life to your vision.

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