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How to install WP on Google App Engine?

  • sam2009


    Hello everybody,

    I am wondering if there’s a tutorial or an official version of WordPress on Google App Engine. I’ve been reading this page of the Google AppEngine (GAE) site and thought it would be possible to run WordPress for about $12/year instead of $80s/yr. I guess that a lot of people running low traffic sites would be interested about this.

    After that I read this page: a guy who say it’s possible to run WP on GAE via Quercus. As I’m not a technical person, I need something easy to do/learn. Do anyone know of a matured (or close) project/installer of WP on GAE?

    Thank you for your time,


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    A quick look here http://code.google.com/appengine/kb/general.html#language says that Google App Engine only runs Python and JavaScript. Since WordPress is written in php, I can’t see how WordPress could possibly work on Google App Engine.



    Hello Adiant, thanks for your answers.

    Apparently, someone has succeeded using WP on Google AppEngine because he installed Quercus first and that allows him to simulate PHP. I’m not sure of all the details but it looks like possible.

    Link here: http://blog.caucho.com/?p=196



    Looks like you will have lots of fun updating, everytime WordPress releases an upgrade.



    Yeah… I know and I’m not able to do that. That’s why I was wondering if someone knew an ongoing project about porting WP to Google AppEngine. But it means there’s none… yet? Too bad.




    Just for posterity, there is also this link:

    (“All you need to do is….”)


    If you read the responses, you’ll see that MySQL is the next major problem, now that Quercus emulates php fairly well. The closest anyone seems to have come is here http://blog.caucho.com/?p=196 which required converting WordPress to run on GAE’s subset of JPA instead of MySQL: “I can edit, create, and moderate comments and posts (though I can’t guarantee any capability beyond that :).”

    Been a few months since there was any word on this, anyone got any updates ?

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