Recently we covered a tutorial on how you could use Dropbox to host a website, and now we have a simpler, shorter and a better way to do the same. A web service called Pancake.io can make your website up and running without even leaving your browser. You need to connect your Dropbox account with the free service and it will make a shared folder in your Dropbox account which will be used to host your website.
Benefits Of Using Pancake.io
Hosting your website through Pancake provides some great benefits over hosting website on Dropbox manually. Four of them are listed below.
1. No Ugly URLs
Pancake.io gives you an option to use a sub-domain with pancakeapps.com. This makes your website look a little more professional and saves it from looking ugly, by not using the Dropbox’s public folder URLs.
2. No HTML Required
You don’t even need to know HTML to design your webpages. Pancake.io uses and supports Markdown syntax. You can use the Markdown cheat sheet to easily learn the codes and design your website.
3. Not Just HTML Files
Pancake.io supports many file formats. You can share HTML, PDF, text, images and Microsoft Office files with others through your Pancake folder.
4. No Need To Switch Applications, Browser Will Do Everything
Pancake.io provides built-in file editor which lets you edit files present in the Pancake’s folder of your Dropbox account within your browser. You can also use any text editor if you want and then sync the files back to your Dropbox account. You should also look at our tutorial on getting 70 GBs of free Dropbox space.