Owning a website is the norm nowadays. Whether to showcase yourself or your product, most people seem to have a reason (or more!) to own one. However, not many are willing to pay for this service.
If you are among this category of penny pinchers, you are in luck. I know just what you need – Dropbox! Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronises so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of the computer it is viewed on. Files placed in this folder are also accessible through a website and mobile phone applications.
Dropbox offers 2GB of this space free for everyone that signs on. In conjunction with site44.com, you have more than enough space needed for a website.
Follow the steps below and you will have your website running in a few minutes. It is simple:
- Create a new Dropbox account or use an existing one.
- Go to site44.com. Then click Sign in with Dropbox to get started
- Click Allow to allow site44 to connect with your Dropbox account
- You will be taken to a page on site44 where you can create your site
- You have a choice of using a free site44 sub domain name for your website in the form artwales.site44.com or you can use your own domain name.
- A new folder for your site will automatically be created in your Dropbox account.
- You can modify the content of the folder to make changes to your site or you can upload website pages or templates to it.
- It is great for hosting small websites with static content like an online resume site, but it lacks several desirable features. It does not support any server side code like Java or PHP.
- No, you can not host a blog on it.
- The free package, unfortunately, is very limited in features – Maximum data transfer of 100MB in a month.
- Premium packages are not competitively priced, you will be better off hosting your sites with a regular web host.
Free users can create up to 5, low-traffic pages in this site. Site44.com is definitely not a replacement for fully equipped web hosting service, but for starters who don’t need all those features and you use Dropbox anyway, then this is a good option. Do check it out!