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I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive.

Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that Google Drive has access control over who can view a folder's contents, and I had previously hosted a website before on Google Drive, which could be viewed flawlessly.

But while the upload is almost complete, I was searching again on how to upload a website to the drive, and couldn't find any solution to share it privately. All articles were detailing on how to make the folder as public while I actually need it to be private.

So I'm posting this question here, to ask how to host a website on Google Drive or Dropbox with password protected, or email authorized access to the contents of the website?

Is there any way Drive could be used to host the website? Because my upload of about 1.4gb is almost complete, and I also like the email collaboration of a folder's contents on the drive. If not, then how could I do this on Dropbox? I don't want to do it via FTP hosting websites, because that would take a long time, and cannot be updated easily enough.

  • Did you try this option - support.google.com/drive/answer/2881970?hl=en, but with another access level - shared for only the ones who have link? – shershen Mar 12 '14 at 13:18
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    Well, I know about that option, but it still needs to be shared public.. Create a new folder in Drive and share it as "Public on the web." ... How can I add another access level? You mean a level up? Or a sub-level for the website folder? – mk117 Mar 13 '14 at 10:22
  • I would also like to see an answer to this question... To date there doesn't seem to be any options. – mattdlockyer Apr 17 '14 at 15:29
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UPDATE: Host web pages with Google Drive is not be available since August 31, 2016.


At this time, Google Drive doesn't have access control for files to be used as web resources for a website.

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