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Google Announces General Availability Of Its PHP App Engine

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Google announced today that the Beta label of its App Engine for PHP has been removed and it will now be available to general customers. Google’s PHP App Engine is a highly scalable environment from Google Cloud Platform for running PHP-based web applications in the cloud.

That means you can now build your dream apps to the best of your abilities using Google’s dedicated App Engine.

The company says that many developers (Tens of thousands) have already built and deployed PHP applications on App Engine, with over 800M PHP queries handled each week.

Here are the benefits of using Google’s App Engine as stated by Stuart Langley :

  • App Engine’s default security policies and ability to patch underlying infrastructure automatically — even on apps in production — help reduce your apps’ susceptibility to vulnerabilities, like shell-injection attacks, file-inclusion attacks, or security bugs such as Heartbleed.
  • App Engine offers built-in autoscaling so that your apps can scale from zero to thousands of queries per second automatically. And if traffic subsides, App Engine scales down automatically so you only pay for what you use.
  • App Engine provides managed services, such as a NoSQL datastore, memcache, user authentication API and more, so that you can build highly-available applications, faster.

You can use any framework you prefer to get to work on this engine. Moreover, it’s a free-tier platform. Just get the Software Development Kit right now and get coding.

The company has also shared few of its developers’ stories which happen to  be already established software giants. These include Sony Music, Solar Impulse and Minyanville.

Sony Music now gets 772,000 concurrent viewers and over nine thousand queries every second, after turning to Google’s App Engine. The world’s first solar powered aircraft builder, Solar Impulse also approached the App Engine team for support. Exceeding some 1,000,000 unique visitors per month has become a habit to the well known one-stop-shop for business investment, Minyanville, after they turned to App Engine.

Langley also adds that if you require any technical support you can find help and ask questions on their dedicated Stack Overflow tag, or get support directly from Google.


 

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