The App Engine standard environment is based on container instances running on Google's infrastructure. Containers are preconfigured with one of several available runtimes.
The App Engine standard environment makes it easy to build and deploy an application that runs reliably even under heavy load and with large amounts of data.
Applications run in a secure, sandboxed environment, allowing the App Engine standard environment to distribute requests across multiple servers, and scaling servers to meet traffic demands. Your application runs within its own secure, reliable environment that is independent of the hardware, operating system, or physical location of the server.
Standard environment languages and runtimes
The standard environment supports the following languages:
Each application running in the standard environment has an instance class, which determines its compute resources and pricing. This table summarizes the memory and CPU limits of the various instance classes. See the pricing page for billing information.
|Instance Class||Memory Limit||CPU Limit||Supported Scaling Types|
|F1 (default)||128 MB||600 MHz||automatic|
|F2||256 MB||1.2 GHz||automatic|
|F4||512 MB||2.4 GHz||automatic|
|F4_1G||1024 MB||2.4 GHz||automatic|
|B1||128 MB||600 MHz||manual, basic|
|B2 (default)||256 MB||1.2 GHz||manual, basic|
|B4||512 MB||2.4 GHz||manual, basic|
|B4_1G||1024 MB||2.4 GHz||manual, basic|
|B8||1024 MB||4.8 GHz||manual, basic|
Quotas and limits
The App Engine standard environment gives you 1 GB of data storage and traffic for free, which can be increased by enabling paid applications. However, some features impose limits unrelated to quotas to protect the stability of the system. For more details on quotas, including how you can edit them to suit your needs, see Quotas.