Wouldn’t it be nice if Google were to offer shared web hosting? They have offered web hosting in various forms through the years, from a free website builder to Blogspot, but never full on web hosting for the average website owner. The most widely quoted estimates have Google’s server count at over a million – about 2% of the servers in the world.
To be fair, they do offer storage similar to Amazon’s S3 hosting:
and they also have the App Engine:
The truth is though, Google is good at giving things away for free. They have never excelled at charging for services, and their business model is a different than companies like Amazon or Yahoo.
Looking for a place to drop mission critical files?
Amazon has AWS (Amazon Web Services) which we often use and recommend to our clients. With Amazon CloudFront, you can deliver streaming content across the globe at breakneck speeds. That’s because Amazon CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network. Simply put – you select files to use on CloudFront. The files are then loaded on servers across the world. When a user requests to download a file, the server closest to them is used to send the data. Instead of sending a file from the US to England, the file is sent from a server in England allowing for less latency.