How it’s different from Geo-cities/Google pages kinds of hosting?
- Geo-cities kind of hosting allows you to put only html content, which is kind of dead pages, where you can just put information and nothing else.
- When you go for this kind of service, you will write some code to display the pages; this code will be executed on the Google server. Since your code gets executed on Google server, Google has huge security risk, you might do something which can delete/expose some of the data from Google server.
- To run your application, Google is using application Virtualization, which facilitates Sand-Box so that Google server can minimize the security risk, and simultaneously can give you scalability.
Currently you have to code your web application in python(its a programming language), which should be WSGI compatible.
Your can store your data in Big-Table, which has to be manipulated with GQL( a new query language similar to SQL).
Watch out for next blog for writing your first hello world application