Publish a Web Site From Your Free Cloud Storage Account

With such a plethora of free cloud-based storage accounts available, it's hard to decide which one to choose.  SkyDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, TeamDrive, or another one.

Although all of the services offer free storage, some of them have additional functions too.  Google Drive, for example, comes with Google Docs so you can create and edit documents within your browser and store them in your cloud drive.

As someone who's recently acquired an iPad, I've also noticed something interesting about lots of iPad apps.  They have the ability to sync with an online storage account, and Dropbox seems the most popular.  For example, quite a few iPad notebook applications will sync to Dropbox, meaning that your notes are instantly copied to your account and to your PC.

Now, a company called Pancake has taken Dropbox synchronisation a step further, with a free service that allows you to use it to host a web site.  Your web pages are stored in a folder in your Dropbox, and you can edit them in there or via the Pancake online system.  Anyone can view your pages via their web browser (but of course, your other Dropbox folders remain private).

You can find out more, and sign up for free, at www.pancake.io.  If you want to be able to quickly create and maintain a web site, this could be very useful indeed.  And if you don't already have a Dropbox account, this might be a good excuse to sign up for one.  Both pancake and dropbox are free.

 

 

 

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