Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm making a website on a free hosting that doesn't have much space or bandwidth.
So I considered using Dropbox Public folder for static files, such as:

  • Javascript, CSS
  • Images
  • Downloads (each a few hundred kilobytes)

Does Dropbox allow such extensive usage, and what is the limit?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 11 down vote accepted

They haven't outright banned it so I think it's safe to say that you are allowed to host websites on Dropbox. There is a wiki page, "Hosting Websites with Dropbox", (that includes information that was hosted on the official Dropbox wiki section) about how you could set it up via CNAME pointing.

If you are worried about bandwidth, see Arash F. post on the Dropbox forums:

free users who hit a bandwidth limit are using multiples of 10's of GB's of bandwidth in a given day so I wouldn't be so sympathetic to them on the forums as we are very, very generous with bandwidth limits ;-).

share|improve this answer

You can now host static Web applications using the static web app console that was released with dropbox.js.

The dropbox.js release announcement has a bit more detail, and points to a sample application.

share|improve this answer

Yes you can do it but only until you exceed traffic limits.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.