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Deploy/Hosting Octopress to Google App Engine


After I switch my blog to Octopress, I realize that compare with the Google App Engine, the Github gh-pages hosting service is much slower (10 times compare with GAE ping value, 6xxms vs 6xms)

So I believe it’s better to hosting the static blog file to GAE, switch to GAE also enable server side script as a bonus if you didn’t care about portable, which is the most reason I using Octopress.

Just save as app.yaml at your octopress root folder
application: # replace your applyed GAE app id
version: 1
runtime: python27
api_version: 1
threadsafe: true
default_expiration: "15m"
# index files
- url: /(.*)/
static_files: public/\1/index.html
upload: public/(.*)/index.html
# site root
- url: /
static_files: public/index.html
upload: public/index.html
- url: /robots.txt
static_files: public/robots.txt
upload: public/robots.txt
- url: /archives
static_files: public/archives/index.html
upload: public/archives/index.html
- url: /about
static_files: public/about/index.html
upload: public/about/index.html
- url: /resume
static_files: public/resume/index.html
upload: public/resume/index.html
- url: /categories
static_files: public/categories/index.html
upload: public/categories/index.html
# categories have no '/', so can not cover by index files rule
- url: /categories/(.*)
static_files: public/categories/\1/index.html
upload: public/categories/(.*)/index.html
- url: /
static_dir: public

After creating GAE required app.yaml file, using update . to upload your Octopress blog to GAE, yes, certianly you also need install GAE SDK first and apply a GAE account.