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In terms of back-end and front-end technology, what can GAE do that Web Hosting can't? [closed]

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I vaguely understand the difference between Google App Engine and a traditional Web Hosting service. I do understand Google App Engine can scale for a much wider audience, thanks to not having to maintain your own hardware, handling the load-balancing, spreading the data over multiple locations, etc. But in terms...