Google Drive now also offers HTML webhosting

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 06 2013 @ 12:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Next Web reports Google has made a change to its Google Drive service to enable users to use it as a webhosting service. You can now upload HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SWF, and other files to a folder in your Google Drive and share it as "Public on the web".

Like most free webhost services, there's no PHP support though. It's not an alternative to a real webhost, but it will definitely come in handy for some users.
Here’s what you have to do:

  • Create a new folder in Drive and share it as “Public on the web.”
  • Upload your HTML, JS & CSS files to this folder.
  • Open the HTML file & you will see “Preview” button in the toolbar.
  • Share the URL that looks like www.googledrive.com/host/… from the preview window and anyone can view your web page.


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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