You can host a website for Free using Google Drive

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Note: It works if your website is using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. If your website is using a content management system such as WordPress, it will not work.

Before we start, you should have the following two items ready

  1. HTML, CSS, images and JS files
  2. A Google account

Let start to host a website for Free

Go to Google Drive and log in using your Google account.

google login page

 

Move your folder into the google drive. If you have your domain, name the folder as the domain name, else you can give a simple name.

move your folder

folder moved in google drive

 

Once done, you will see the folder appear on the left navigation. Right-click on the folder name and select Get shareable link.

Get shareable link

 

Let copy the link.

copy the link

Let open a new tab and type in drv.tw ( DriveToWeb host web sites using free cloud storage such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive)

drive to web

 

Select Via Googe Drive and sign in using your Google account

google login page

 

Select your account.

select your account

 

Click allow.

click allow

 

Once you see the following page, it means you have successfully host your website on Google Drive.

The URL in the highlight box is the URL to your website. It cannot be changed.

website successfully hosted

 

Copy and paste it to a browser and test it.

My new site url

 

How to use your own domain instead of the one given by drv.tw

Let copy the URL provided

Login to your domain name provider

godaddy sign in

 

Click the domain you want to manage.

domain dashboard

 

If you have an existing CNAME, just change the value with the URL you have copied earlier. For example if the URL is https://ptjmp8b6xwmygzg4jlm2pa-on.drv.tw/www.example.com/, removed the https:// and /www.example.com. You only need ptjmp8b6xwmygzg4jlm2pa-on.drv.tw

DNS management

 

If not, just add a new CNAME

add cname dns

 

It may take up to 72 hours for your DNS settings to become active. After that, you will be able to access your content at your domain.

You can also check the DNS Propagation.

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