I use my own domain for email and have a website hosted there - mainly for sharing family photos etc.

I would like to save money and not pay for hosting on that domain anymore... and importing the data to Google would seem the simplest approach - as I use GAYMD for the email now.

Is this feasible?
There doesn't seem to be an inbuilt option to do it directly, as Google Sites are a little limited, but wondered if there was a several step approach to import the images and then set-up a new structure?

  • It has been a while, but since you answered your own question, can you mark it as best answered? Is your answer still the best (and only one...)?
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 19:46
  • It is the only answer, but even with that low standard to meet - it's not the best. My personal site languishes on my hard drive still.
    – itj
    Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 20:57

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No obvious quick route has emerged, but this can be worked through in stages.

  • Copy the existing website to local storage
    This may be necessary if you are losing the original website, or wish to redirect to google sites later.
    HTTrack Website Copier is one tool that can be used for this. You may need to disable checks on robots.txt file and tell HTTrack to follow all links on your copied site.
  • Stage 2
    Still in progress. Trying to find the best route for my website.

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