Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HOW TO HOST YOUR WEBSITE USING GOOGLE DRIVE


host website using google drive
Google Drive is a file storage service (like Dropbox) provided by Google. It enables users to store their files on cloud storage and share files with others. So In this article we will see how to host your personal website using Google Drive. Google offers all users an initial 15 GB of online storage space to store their files, which is good enough to host personal website. But do notice Google Drive do not provide DNS service to assign custom domain name for your site.

HOW TO HOST YOUR WEBSITE USING GOOGLE DRIVE


1) First go to Google Drive → Create a new folder → Rename it → Click on "Create and share".
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2) Now click on Share folder icon → click on "Change" to change the access for folder → Set Visibility option "Public on the web" → Click on "Save" → and click on "Done".

google drive web host

google drive web host

3) Now upload your html files there. You can create another folder for your images and css files and upload these file in respective folders.
google drive web host

4) After uploading, click on your "index.html" file. You will see "Open" option at bottom of your right hand site. Click on it.
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5) It will open your index.html file to another tab. To see your website click on "Preview" button.
google drive web host

It's done. If you want to share the link of your website, share the Preview URL to others which looks like this - "https://googledrive.com/host/...".

Notes:

1) Your home page must named as "index.html"
2) Google don't provide DNS service to assign Domain name. So you cannot assign DNS based domain name for your hosted website. You can use URL forwarding for your website.


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