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    Google Web Hosting?

    Does Google themselves offer any type of web hosting? I know they recently came out now offer free DNS services, but I was just wondering if they offer any types of hosting?
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    I bilieve they do (I know they offer apps with domains that you can setup), but not sure if it's good or bad.
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    yeah is this the old Google sites?
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    I don't think they allow traditional web hosting.
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    The DNS service offered by Google is unlike what hosting companies provide usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaffer View Post
    The DNS service offered by Google is unlike what hosting companies provide usually.
    Exactly, it is a public dns server, you can't store your zone file there like you do in hosting.
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    About Sites.Google.com I don't think you need to pay for that and you don't get acesse to a control panel most people use like cPanel. I think its somethig like a script that is hosting it. like freewebs script.

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    I think that bluehost is one of the best for web design hosting. I've had them for 5 years now and host 5 different websites on there. I tried 1 and 1 when it first came out but never used it since. bluehost has an OK interface. Its not the best but it works for me.

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    My opinion if Google is a Search Engine not web hosting

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    Google web hosting is basically a site builder, they do not offer web hosting specifically.
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    I have heard about Yahoo e-commerce hosting services is not bad but no information for Google hosting.
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    I haven't heard they offer traditional web hosting service. I suppose that are thinking about that.

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    I dont think they would offer it, or if they did, it wouldn't at a good level.

    Yes, they have about 10+ Datacenters, but they are under staffed and wouldn't be able to cope with the work load of all the hosting + the services they offer at the moment.
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    Google hosting is very good.

    limit 200mb size

    i have this site with them :
    Google Products List http://sites.google.com/site/exploreproduct/

    it loads faster than my paid hosting




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    Google web hosting?

    wow...this is the first time that i'm hearing this.

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    yes. they do.

    google appengine.

    u can use it with java and python

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    Google are so massive that they could do pretty much anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberForum View Post
    I haven't heard they offer traditional web hosting service. I suppose that are thinking about that.
    Doubtfully.

    Google is not a customer service company. I sent a inquiry to their Google adwords department using their online form and have yet to hear back from them (5 business days latter)

    Hosting and Google, even given their large presence, would not go hand and hand unless they entirely restructured their company.

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    Google is not a customer service company.
    It doesn't mean they can't hire someone who's got he ability to turn that around, hire and train the necessary staff etc. I'm not too sure it's something they want to do though. They've got more profitable areas to focus on.

  21. I think google is going to do that

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    its basicaly a sitebuilder nothing else

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    It seems to me,their hosting,at the first time,could have many problems...

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    Does anyone know if they offer shared, vps or dedicated hosting solutions?

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    If Google offers hosting, then surely that gives sites hosted by Google an advantage. They could give their own sites the advanatage in Google's results. I know they can do what they want in theory, but they are supposed to be the world's biggest search engine who people trust to produce fair results.

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    If Google offers hosting, then surely that gives sites hosted by Google an advantage.
    Unless they'd be sure that their hosting customer's sites are more relevant than others, it would make no sense for them to do what you're suggesting. Why would they compromise their search engine, their main source of traffic and income, the thing that they're really known for?

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    I would not be surprised if Google starts offering Free Unlimited Web Hosting to compete with all the other web hosting companies out there. Im not saying its going to happen, but it would not surprise me. Google continues to offer huge value...

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    i've always wondered, to what extent does google consider the potential reduction in adwords revenue from the hosting industry if they where to create a negative impact on the hosting industry and its current companies by launching a free, fully featured hosting service.
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    They do offer free hosting. I don't use it myself but have never heard anything but good about it. All you need is a gmail account and then go to pages.google.com You get your email user name as a google sub domain. I don't know if they even host your own domain name, or if they do you have to pay, but even then I would expect the service to be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    i've always wondered, to what extent does google consider the potential reduction in adwords revenue from the hosting industry if they where to create a negative impact on the hosting industry and its current companies by launching a free, fully featured hosting service.
    If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
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    Many people today are using a hosting provider to host their site and databases. They are using Google apps to host their domains email because Google has really solid email services and spam protection. All you need to do is change your MX records to point to google. If you don't like it change the MX records and point your mail back to your hosting provider.
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    Is not really a hosting is a bit like blogger platform.

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    google wouldnt be one that would be top notch for hosting a site with, they of course, have a size limit of 200mb as mentioned by kemosabetx, i would definitely go with hostgator,just because of their overall level of satisfaction that their customers report.

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    Google Sites is a free Web hosting suitable for hosting small documents. Within its capabilities, it's quite robust and reliable hosting.

    However yes, it looks more like a blogging platform than a hosting service. I doubt Google would provide "more traditional" type of hosting in the foreseeable future.
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    It is amazing to know that there a lot of people do actually search for "Google Web Hosting", According to Google Keywords tool there are over 12,000 searches for "Google Web Hosting", I am not quiet sure whether they mean Google Sites, Google App Engine or whether they are truly looking for a shared, VPS or dedicated hosting plan from Google....

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    Quote Originally Posted by perpetual_dream View Post
    It is amazing to know that there a lot of people do actually search for "Google Web Hosting", According to Google Keywords tool there are over 12,000 searches for "Google Web Hosting", I am not quiet sure whether they mean Google Sites, Google App Engine or whether they are truly looking for a shared, VPS or dedicated hosting plan from Google....
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    Gawd,

    Hosting with a search engine (Google) is more lame than hosting with a Domain registrar (GoDaddy).

    What are people thinking even considering such a thing?
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    As of now they are not offering any retail / shared hosting services, however they have AppEngine option for hosting enterprise products, also they are coming into shared hosting space in Arizona city for businesses.
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    Jeez, resurrecting a 6 month old thread?

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