Dropbox

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Dropbox is a file hosting silo that provides js;dr URLs for the files hosted there that display just file name and a spinner unless you load some number of scripts from various domains.

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Static domain hosting

There are several guides and services on how to use Dropbox to host your website:

Guides

Services

Possibly Abandoned

Storage and Transfer

Some software uses the Dropbox API to as backup storage or as an intermediate stop on the way to a CDN or other web host.


Indieweb Examples

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Criticism

Not recommended for static hosting

  • I would not recommend hosting a static site on Dropbox. It's possible but it's not the intention and is not well-supported. GitHub Pages is a better free option Kylewm.com 12:57, 18 September 2014 (PDT)

Doubtful longevity

  • In 2015-12, Dropbox announced they were shutting down two apps they maintain—email app Mailbox (in 2016-02) and photo app Carousel (2016-03). This raises questions about the longevity of other Dropbox-provided services.

js dr file URLs

Dropbox URLs to files are js;dr and require executing a bunch of script across various domains just to see a JPG, e.g.:

2017-03-24-dropbox-js-dr-jpg.png

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