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June 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm #203161
I know that Dropbox can only host static websites. But is there any clever way or hack to use php in my self hosted Dropbox site?
Also, could someone kindly explain to me “Why” it does not support dynamic content? Is there a way around it?
Or maybe I can store php files somewhere else and link them to my site hosted on Dropbox?
I’m a tech novice. Please, help me understand if it is possible to do what I just asked. Thank you in advance.June 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm #203167June 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm #203172Paulie_DMember
Oops..ignore me, move along, nothing to see here!June 3, 2015 at 4:20 pm #203176
Thank you Sneff. It is becoming clearer to me. How can I overcome the absence of a webserver? Can I parse the php scripts elsewhere and use it with my site on dropbox?
I am aware of site44, pancake.io, scriptogram and all the others out there. Not going to use them.
I need to do it by myself. It is bugging me as hell. I want to solve this hands on, with community support of course! :)June 4, 2015 at 5:46 am #203188
You could parse your PHP into static HTML and host that, but then that sort of defeats the purpose of using PHP in the first place.
Is there a reason you don’t want to use webhosting?June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am #203208
Thank you nkrisc! This is a refreshing idea. I will look into who I can parse PHP into static HTML.
I actually have an unlimited reseller web hosting package.
However, it is a personal project. The limitations of Dropbox hosted websites are bugging me. I want to way around to use dynamic content.
I am trying to find ways to leverage it as much as possible.
I just read that webscript.io can provide interactivity to static websites to some extent. However, as a newbie, I do not how how that works yet!June 4, 2015 at 9:34 am #203210
I love CSS-Tricks! You guys are wonderful.
All suggestions are welcome!
Please tell me if there is anything else I can do to achieve my intended result!June 4, 2015 at 10:49 am #203215
If it’s a personal project, what about just springing for a bottom tier VPS somewhere? I have a VPS with DigitalOcean I use for learning and toying with personal stuff that only costs me $5/mo plus a small amount more per year for a domain.
The specs are pretty weak but I don’t have any traffic hitting it.June 7, 2015 at 6:21 am #203355
I am aware of Jekyll. I have used it before. I am not asking for free self hosted alternatives.
I am trying to leverage static hosing to render dynamic scripts. PHP and such.June 7, 2015 at 7:49 am #203359
I am trying to leverage static hosing to render dynamic scripts. PHP and such.
That is a contradiction. If you want to dynamically render PHP you need a server running PHP.June 7, 2015 at 8:07 am #203363
I know. I know it is odd what I am looking for but as I told you, it’s a pet project.
I am currently checking out PHP.js
Let’s see if it comes to any use.June 7, 2015 at 8:13 am #203364
Chris! I read all your posts regarding Kirby CMS. What is the final verdict?
Who is it for running a midsize blog?
Can you tell me about the client base? I mean is developing and selling Kirby templates and providing custom support profitable? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.June 7, 2015 at 8:26 am #203366
Alright, I just found this. I am just trying to use PHP, Js frameworks etc.
It seems they figured out how to host WordPress inside Dropbox. Can anyone explain how they might have done it?
“There are several other services that let you host your site using Dropbox, but none of them currently support CMS-based sites, and only allow static HTML pages. This is where Yoozon has an edge, as it already supports WordPress and Joomla sites, and….”
Source – TNW.
That is a live version of a WordPress installation running on Yoozon (files hosted by Dropbox).
Source – CodeCondo.June 7, 2015 at 10:29 am #203388
I can’t find much info, but all it looks like they’ve done is made things simpler for their customers by allowing you to host your files in Dropbox instead of having to FTP them to a server somewhere. At it’s core there’s still probably a server they manage for you running PHP.
Thanks nkrisc. This isn’t a problem per say. I am just fiddling with the idea. Thank’s for your input.
So, Yoozon has a server hosted else where? Bummer :(
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