What is Google App engine?

In this age where technology is constantly evolving , so 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 and 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 in our day to day lives. The App Engine costs up to 88.44 dollars per month with 2 vCPU per hour and 2GB of memory per hour

Snapchat, which has become the fourth most popular apps used by this generation and was also created on this App Engine which permits the user to host their main software on data hub managed by Google. Because it provides an effortless way to scale large applications without giving you any worries about the infrastructure. So, you can now focus on developing your desired web applications without any concerns and 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. For instance, a 2 CPUs/8GB RAM will cost $69/month with AWS and 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: 

App Engine standard language requirement:

1: Java

2: Python

3: Go

4: PHP

5: Node.js

App Engine standard environment:

Firstly- Easily deploys your application

Secondly- Auto-scale Workloads

Thirdly- Free daily quota

Lastly- Usage based pricing

App Engine standard environment requirements:

Sandbox Constraints:

Firstly- No writing to local files

Secondly- 60 sec timeout on all requests

Lastly- Third-party software limit


App Engine standard work flow example of web application:

Work flow of Google app engine

App Engine flexible environment requirements:

Firstly, Build and deploy constrained apps with one click

Secondly, No sandbox constrains

Lastly, Can access google cloud resources

Comparing the 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 and 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

In conclusion, the Google App Engine has everything going for it as a result of it’s user friendliness. So, try the service now and give life to your vision.


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