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Google Apps or Google Sites

posted Sep 29, 2009, 3:58 AM by Andrew Barkley
Apparently, the Google Sites application is not strictly part of Google Apps.  This can be really important long term if you plan to host a lot of content.  A free Google Apps account is eligible for 10 GB of website space, while a free Google Sites account limits to 100 MB per site.  Yes, that is different of 100 times.  And if that is not enough, there is an option to pay for more space on Google Apps, but not on Google Sites.

Unfortunately, this was not well spelled out and I am now migrating from Sites to Apps.  The only upside is that it is exactly the same interface for the packages.  There may not be a migration tool, but using the Sites tool is easy enough to just redo it again.

If the site you are working on starts with the URL https://sites.google.com/site/, your are on Google Sites.  If the the URL starts with https://sites.google.com/a/, you are using Google Apps.

Space may be less of an issue for you if you are sure to host media files elsewhere.  Picasa integration recently added makes this easy.  Also, there is now a tool to permanently delete images to free up space.
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