Use Google App Engine and Golang to Host a Static Website with Same Domain Redirects

Published March 8, 2017 • Updated January 10, 2019

There are several inexpensive ways to host a static website generated with a static site generator like Jekyll, Hugo, or Pelican:

This entire blog is statically generated using Jekyll. However, I am unable to use any of the options above, because, over this blog’s lifetime, I have changed domain names, changed URL schemes, and renamed posts, and I want to keep alive all of the old URLs.

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Use Google App Engine and Python for Inexpensive Domain Redirects

Published March 6, 2017 • Updated January 10, 2019

This blog has existed under a few domain names:,, and, now, didn’t exist for very long, and never had many - if any - backlinks to it; it didn’t make sense to keep those URLs alive. However, did exist for a longer period of time, and it had URLs I wanted to keep alive.

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