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Google Drive Web Hosting approaches Aug. 31 retirement

August 5, 2016
Google Drive web hosting will retire on August 31.

The impending retirement of Google Drive’s web hosting capabilities—initiated by Google last year and previously reported by UMN IT— is fast approaching.

Users who employ Google Drive to host websites have until Aug. 31, 2016, to determine an alternative website hosting solution.

What website hosting options exist for users at the University of Minnesota?

Throughout 2016, UMN IT’s Collaboration and Web Content Services team has helped affected users identify and assess the following web hosting alternatives:

  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.