A simple HMTL Page, why is this so complicated

ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
Hello friends. I have an HTML document I created locally that I'd like to upload somewhere. Alas, this seems impossible. Wix, Weeble, and every other dumb cute animal sounding web-hosting site wants me to dork around with templates and pages and SEOS, and I can't find a way to simply upload a HTML document I already created, to the server.

Is this a thing that's possible, or is it something that's somehow NOT as easy to do in 2014 as it was in 2003 when Angel Fire was the new hotness?

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    As far as I know those aren't web hosting sites, those are site building sites that give you the full website for download for you to host for others.

    You'll need another service. The free ones have mostly died out. There are workarounds with things like github and all that.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/websites/

    Check out the free plan, you won't have your own domain, but if all you want is static hosting, it's hard to beat that price.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
    Yikes that looks a bit complicated.

    Essentially I build a tutorial for employees using TWINE, that I am CERTAIN will go over like gang busters with my company, but because folks here refuse to read e-mails, I'd like to have this thing up, running, and accesible from a website so folks can use it pretty much anywhere.

    Naturally copying and pasting the HTML by itself does very little.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Do you have an inhouse webserver? That's how companies usually handle this stuff.

    Other than that, you'll probably end up dropping $1-5 a month on hosting. The programmers here kind of pool money for a private server, @infidel might be able to hook you up with static page hosting for a nominal fee/free depending on what you need.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Google sites used to let you have free webhosting space with your own subdomain, not sure if that's still true

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    http://sites.google.com

    Not sure how that works though

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • hsuhsu Registered User regular
    If you're trying to put up an internal website, Microsoft Windows 7/8 comes with a personal edition of IIS (Internet Information Services), which is Microsoft's version of a webserver. Start up the service, run the management console, and point it to a set of files on your hard drive.

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  • LandwehrLandwehr Registered User regular
    You could host it on a AWS S3 instance.

    The configuration is surprisingly straightforward and can be done entirely through the graphical interface. You name a S3 bucket and then upload your file(s) to it. There's a little more work if you want the URL to be something other than something like this: example.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com.

    It would be free for the first year and maybe one dollar a month after that depending on usage.

    Here's a link to their documentation if you're interested:

    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/HostingWebsiteOnS3Setup.html

  • GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited October 2014
    I used http://host-ed.net to host a quick & dirty website last year, free & worked fine for doing similar to what you're describing (i.e. ftp-level access via a web control tool)

    I was able to run cgi scripts through them as well, so should work for what you're doing

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    edited October 2014
    Create a folder on Google Drive.

    Put all of your HTML files (and supporting images, CSS, Javascript, etc) in that folder.

    Share that folder with the public.

    Follow these instructions to get the document ID and sharing URL of that folder: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2881970?hl=en

    Profit.

    Here is an example: http://www.googledrive.com/host/0B2ONhLyo-K2cN2VkSVRmNC02dFk/fish.html

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