Google Drive is a convenient place to store and share files online. Now Google has added a feature where you can share hosted websites in Google Drive. This is a great free option if you've ever wanted to create a personal landing page, portfolio, or online resume or if you're a web developer who needs to share drafts with clients.
Unfortunately, this doesn't serve up PHP files. There's also no word on bandwidth limitations, so this probably isn't a good idea for hosting a major website.
If you have a custom domain name, though, and don't like the "www.goodledrive.com/host/..." long URL, you should be able to forward your domain name to the Google Drive page. (Check your domain control panel.)
Google introduced an option for web developers to publish website content previously, but the instructions to do so were a bit more complicated. This new feature is as simple as creating your files and uploading it to a public folder.
Read more of Melanie Pinola’s Tech IT Out blog and follow the latest IT news at ITworld. Follow Melanie on Twitter at @melaniepinola. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter and Facebook.