Allow web hosting with OneDrive
It would be great to be able to use OneDrive to host small websites. This is a useful way to play around with HTML and to share files without having to sign up for a dedicated website. This can be done currently with Google Drive (and I believe DropBox as well), but I believe the option may be going away in an update to the Google Drive interface.
Hi, this isn’t something we’ll be able to get to in the near term.
Anny M. commented
Try DriveToWeb (https://drv.tw)
I’ve stored my photos and videos on OneDrive when it was called SkyDrive. I wanted to display these photos and videos in a professional looking website. So, I developed a web server that builds a website from data stored on my OneDrive account. I was extremely pleases with the results. Here is my YouTube video where you will find 2 different types of websites (my personal website and a website for my High School) using the same web server s/w: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=18nZ_kHGq-Y
Peter Mead commented
As much as this sounds like a great idea. I dont think people would want their personal stored files in OneDrive, so close to where the webpages hosted in OneDrive would be. What would be useful is some of integration, such as another Microsoft service that offered this functionality, which could maybe use OneDrive as well. In a similar way OneDrive and Groove work together to play songs.
Jeremy Cath commented
would love to see this, as it would make OneDrive more useful (and hey, a premium add-on - custom domains) and then maybe we'll get an iPad version of Code that can work with those files? :)
while there are third parties that make this possible (eg www-drv.com as mentioned below) I'd prefer to keep it 'in-house' just to know that security is best practice.
I don't need to (eg) spin up and manage node.js on Azure for simple pages, so this would be a really neat cost effective solution...
Brian Dang commented
Yes. Hosting will make OneDrive a worthwhile and competitive resource for cloud computing.
Forrest Gump commented
This is a great idea, please allow this.
You can use Google Drive to do this. It's not obvious, but if you search you'll find how to host html on Google Drive. You don't have a lot of control, but you can see your html files interpreted by the browser. I store a lot of info in html files because they're easy to create/edit, they copy/paste into email easily to share, and you have lots of formatting options. They also are smaller files than rtf or docx files. But there's no point storing them on OneDrive because you can't view them remotely or share them. So in my book, Google is one step ahead of MSFT in this regard.
Anwar Mahmood commented
Can Sway (https://sway.com/) fulfil this...?
I don't think it would. As developer to be able to use api for xls ppt and other api services makes it easy to build pilot projects with the client as they formulate their data in a familiar frameworks. We would be able to action many small projects that simply never happen as a full development project is too costly.
Seeing this as counter to Microsofts intent is maybe not considering the larger opportunity. Instead I see it as a way to bring code/developers into the project portfolio. It's a great benefit as conversations from shared assets we find a great way to keep all content and relevant discussion inside 1 place. Hosting options would add a very useful feature ... other providers already offer.
At least consider it for large corporate clients.
Good idea but doesn't benefit Microsoft at all to implement this feature. It would be steering away from One Drives main goal, a storage solution.