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There is a new free service that allows you to host websites in your Dropbox using custom domains.
You can go to dockbox.io and follow these steps:

1) Create a folder in Dropbox for your website.
2) Share it with web@dockbox.io
3) Wait a couple of seconds and you will see that a “dockbox” folder gets automatically added to your website’s folder.
4) Inside “dockbox” you will find the file “hostnames.txt” with the URL to access your website. Copy it and then paste it into your browser to check it’s working.
5) Your website is online!
You can replace the URL that you see in “hostnamex.txt” by a dockbox URL like mysite.dockbox.io. If they URL you choose is not taken by anybody else, it will start working immediately.
You can also set any domain you manage, but make sure to update your DNS records. You can set multiple domains for your website, just add them to “hostnames.txt”, one per line like:

mysite.dockbox.io
mysite.com
www.mysite.com
hello.mysite.com

REMEMBER: If you want to use another domain, different from dockbox.io, you need to have access to your domain’s DNS management system, so that you can modify the necessary settings.

How to point your custom domain – Update your DNS records
1) Log into your DNS management system
2) If yo want to set a naked domain like mysite.com, point the A record to 23.21.210.233. If you want to set a subdomain like hello.mysite.com, point the CNAME record to proxy.dockbox.io

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  • Alex

    I shared the folder with web@dockbox.io …. it just says pending, no new folder, nothing. Did I do it wrong?

  • Oliver Zeyen

    Seems like this service isn’t available anymore…