tehyoyo — 2012-03-27T21:00:55-04:00 — #1
Hey all. If I create a website for free on Google Sites, can I use an ftp client to upload to there?
ralphm — 2012-03-27T21:08:29-04:00 — #2
Seems [not at the moment, though there are some [URL="http://www.cumucloud.com/blog/2010/03/ftp-for-google-sites-google-docs/"]partial solutions](https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!category-topic/sites/share-an-idea/lK27RwLg7D4) for that. GWYPF
tehyoyo — 2012-03-27T23:43:13-04:00 — #3
What I really meant was can I upload my personal webpage to the site...or is that the same thing and I'm just dumb?
ralphm — 2012-03-28T01:57:14-04:00 — #4
I presume it's the same thing ... but I'm not familiar with Google Sites. I don't trust free hosting anyway. You can get decent hosting for a few $$$ per month, so why not do that?
richardfranklin — 2012-03-28T07:20:43-04:00 — #5
I would like to suggest you to use a paid hosting service for your website.
tehyoyo — 2012-03-28T15:10:50-04:00 — #6
I would suggest the same thing, but it's only really for testing...when I shoot up my personal site, I'll use that.
I don't trust free hosting anyway.
But I do trust Google
ralphm — 2012-03-28T18:01:51-04:00 — #7
For testing what? Because it's different from having real hosting, I'm not sure what you will learn. You can set up your own domain and a cheap hosting account and experiment on that—whether or not your proper site is up yet. Just sayin'.
theraptor — 2012-03-28T18:04:00-04:00 — #8
tehyoyo — 2012-03-28T18:48:51-04:00 — #9
I mean, that's what I do now - if I need to share w/ SPF, I put it in my Dropbox.
I guess that's working fine.
Ralph - testing websites and mainly sharing them w/ SPF.
braylon — 2012-03-29T02:39:49-04:00 — #10
Google doesn't support ftp.
theraptor — 2012-03-29T07:27:36-04:00 — #11
Ah, gotcha. Your probably best to go with a hosting plan like Ralph said then.
stevie_d — 2012-03-29T07:27:43-04:00 — #12
There are lots of things that work differently locally compared with over http – testing locally is a good first step, but you really do need to test on a live site to make sure you've covered all bases.
technobear — 2012-03-29T09:41:38-04:00 — #13
I'd agree with ralph.m. Set up your own domain on a cheap hosting account, and you can post your "proper" site to it when you're ready. Set up a folder/subdomain/whatever on that domain, use robots.txt to exclude it so it doesn't appear on the search engines, and use that for testing/playing/experimenting to your hearts content.
tehyoyo — 2012-03-29T11:37:57-04:00 — #14
That'll all come later. Just a temporary solution, really.
technobear — 2012-03-29T11:54:16-04:00 — #15
I think the point we're all trying to make is that, for the sake of about $25 p.a., you could have a simple, straight-forward solution that doesn't require any jiggery-pokery to make it work. Why do things the hard way?
tehyoyo — 2012-03-29T18:53:41-04:00 — #16
Yeah. I gotcha guys. Was only wondering.
coloradojaguar — 2012-03-30T15:02:58-04:00 — #17
Is cPanel even offered with Google hosting? I never like it when a host doesn't provide a good control panel or peppers their own version with advertising and such.
tehyoyo — 2012-04-01T16:06:32-04:00 — #18
They have a small one - it's mostly a weebly-esque online WYSIWYG editor.