Thoughts

Google should offer web hosting

Google has been tinkering with the idea of immediate indexing of changed content in websites for some time. Its current solution is to have you place certain files and bits of code inside your site, that can notify the Google bots when your content has changed. But there’s a much simpler solution: why not offer web hosting? With content already on its servers, Google won’t have to go out over an Internet connection to index stuff – it will be able to do it much faster in-house.

Granted, this sort of a decision from the juggernaut may run afoul with web hosting companies, but it’s a thought. If they’re giving away 2.5 GB of space for Gmail, why can’t they give away the same amount for web hosting, or offer paid plans?

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