ok , example first to prove that i am telling the truth : http://trackself.sinaapp.com/ just feel its speed!
1.SAE: sina app engine , belong to sina.com (China), it's a service like google app engine ,but provide PHP hosting and mysql hosting and more! well , i think it's better than GAE, because i only know php but not python/java. It declare itself cloud service. And better than GAE, it use SVN.
2.Since it offer php and mysql hosting , drupal can be hosted. But a little hack to install.php , nothing more hack
3.it's Fast , very fast (PHP and MYSQL running speed compare with bluehost).
4.since some people doubt about that , one more words:sina.com is a large company in China , google it yourself.
5.since it support cookies and session , we could build a powerful proxy-website on it .
1.http://sae.sina.com.cn/activity/invite/44638/weibo , firstly you have to go the the invite page to get yourself an account of sae.
sorry , the invite page is total Chinese , but i think you could manage it, just click button if you see one , or use google translate for help.
2.like GAE, SAE need your phone number to send you a verify code, and i don't know if a foreign phone will work , and by the way , seem that need a name and i don't know if it must be a Chinese name or not (anyway , you could google one).
3.i just comment with their help services to confirm that they will support foreign soon , now ,not Chinese will have to find a Chinese friends to help to register , i am sorry to hear that. (http://sae.sina.com.cn/?m=feedback&a=view&id=4058)
1.download http://trackself.sinaapp.com/drupal6forsae.rar , this file is the drupal6 , i hack the install.php to make drupal 6 suitable in sae. if you don't trust me , just do a diff after you downloaded it. You won't be able to install drupal6 using drupal.org's origin drupal, thus need the hack.
2.decompression and upload the source file to sae using SVN
3.create an app via the control panel of sae , and then active mysql usage (default not acitve).
3.visite http://your-app-domain/install.php for installation and then delete this install file (this is the only different, you don't have to config the mysql username).
[if you still don't trust me , just upload an empty txt file using svn to that SAE and do the hack of drupal or wordpress yourself, the main concept of this article is just telling you that China have a GAE like project ---SAE.I just mean to share not harm]
[warning:page performance: not good]
the cloud service do not support css/js aggregation and since it's a test , i didn't use any cache mode/module.
sae is like gae , it do not support file wirte services , so css/js aggregation not supported , and thus boost moudle not supported.
but using devel module : mysql and php running time is good , in fact , much better than my bluehost.
well , but this could be fixed , hack the css/js aggregation module , make the write to file changing to writing to database.
( sorry,my english is poor,but i still would like to share with you)
hope you like it , I am glad that China could make such good services that could compare with google-app-engine , so i am so excited to share this with you.By the way , currently , wordpress is also supported.