Alternatives for Discontinued Google Drive Web Hosting

After discontinuing some of its applications such as Quickoffice, iGoogle, Helpouts, and Google Reader, Google recently announced to kill Google Drive-based web hosting service. The due date is on 31 August 2016. Although the Google Drive will still be running as usual, but Google thought that its web hosting service is not a promising feature. This decision forces business users to have to find another new place to host their websites after the cessation of Google drive web hosting.


If you do notice about Google apps development, there are another applications which have been discontinued except those mentioned above. Had you ever heard or even used Google Answers, Google Buzz, Picnik, or Knol? You need to know that Google removed them, too, a couple times ago. Some people may never even heard about those apps, but surely there are services of Google apps that businesses need and utilize, like Google Talk which has been replaced by Hangouts, Google Voice app for Blackberry that totally disappeared, and Google Apps that is no longer free.

Alternative Providers Except Google Drive Web Hosting

Back to the issue of discontinued Google Drive web hosting service. If you count on your website pages on Google Drive web hosting, you have less than one year to find new web hosting service. Google Domains provides you many options of third-party website hosting providers, including Bluehost, Justhost, and Dreamhost. Besides, GoDaddy, Namecheap, and Network Solutions also offer hosting services where you can host content through domain registrars. Such services charge customers at less than $10 per month.

Anyhow, you are advised to use a cloud storage and file sharing provider if you utilize Google Drive web hosting as the primary storage of your content and files. Google Cloud Platform or Google drive itself is one of the app alternatives. But if you do not prefer those two cloud storage, Microsoft’s OneDrive, Box, or Dropbox is ready to collect your files.

So what are the other alternatives to host website except Google Drive web hosting?
·           Google Domains
Here is another website hosting provider from Google. This service is still young since it was launched on January 2015. In spite of this is still in the Beta stage, but you can count on Google Domains to host your website pages. The private domain registration is free and providing you domain hosting, free domain forwarding, and free email forwarding to Gmail. This is very useful if you are familiar or even have had Blogger because Google Domains allows you to connect Blogger with your domain name.

·           DreamHost
If you would like to move on from Google apps, DreamHost may become your alternative to host your website. It is a popular domain name registrar and web hosting provider based in Los Angeles. DreamHost business focuses on cloud computing, cloud storage. and web hosting only. It uses Apache, lighttpd, and nginx web servers as its dedicated, shared, and VPS hosting network. These features are all running on Ubuntu operating system.

Besides Google Domains and DreamHost, still there a lot of web hosting providers out there that you are free to choose. Several of the popular ones are GoDaddy, Bluehost, and HostGator. Remember, it’s a few months left until Google Drive web hosting stops its service.

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