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Google Drive Web Hosting retired Aug. 31, 2016

August 31, 2016
Google Drive web hosting will retire on August 31.

Google Drive’s web hosting capabilities officially retired at the University on Aug. 31, 2016. The retirement was initiated by Google last year and previously reported by UMN IT.

Despite this retirement, University users still have a number of effective website hosting options available to them, including:

  1. Drupal Lite
  2. Google Sites
  3. Google Blogger
  4. The University’s web hosting for departments services.

To compare the features and benefits of these options visit the University’s Collaboration and Web Content Services website. Training and self-help guides are also available for many of these services from more information see Training & Usability Services and

Users with questions about the best website hosting alternative for their needs can contact Technology Help.