How-To Geek Is a Dead Simple Way to Host a Web Site from Your Dropbox Account is a web-based app that makes it dead simple to use your Dropbox account as as simple web host.

Signup for an account and creates a folder in your Dropbox. You can modify the page in one of two ways: you can simply put files into the folder and use the simple template provided by to share them or you can edit the template (located in the folder) to customize the page.

Hit up the link below to read more about and take it for a test drive. [via ReadWriteWeb]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/16/11

Comments (5)

  1. horizonguy

    hmmmm…not quite sure of the value of this, unless you know zero coding and want to follow the “pancake code” … why not just learn the basic HTML tags and host in your /Public folder? It seems to be window dressing on something that already works.

  2. Kodess

    Um, there is a pretty low bandwidth limit per file on dropbox…. this doesnt seem smart.

  3. geeknik

    Kodess, most websites don’t get millions of hits though. =)

  4. kanthan

    i can think of heaps of reasons to use this. i dont want to learn html and setup hosts just to share a few things out, especially when its only temp or you want to easily access an ever changing file or page.

  5. rino

    @horizonguy, because the rest of us aren’t code geeks like you :p

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