I have some low-traffic static websites to host. As an alternative to hosting them on my own or self-managed web servers (eg AWS, Google Cloud, or Digial Ocean machines running Apache or Nginx), I'm considering using Google Cloud Storage:

The only thing I wonder about is performance, hence my question:

Has anybody hosted static websites with Google Cloud Store and can share feedback or knows some I can test the speed of?

  • If you're worried about performance, put their CDN in front of it. – ceejayoz Apr 18 '18 at 13:49
  • True, but if cloud storage performance is good enough, it's 1 less infrastructure piece to deal with, hence why still interested in finding out about performance of cloud storage itself. – Max Apr 18 '18 at 13:51
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    Well, you'll need to define "good enough" then. – ceejayoz Apr 18 '18 at 13:54
  • Eventually yes, right now I'm trying to collect some figures. Then I can compare with other options and decide. Eg if it's 10% slower than hosting it myself, but virtually costs nothing, I take it. – Max Apr 18 '18 at 13:57

I found this site that shows some numbers for response times of Google Cloud Storage-hosted static website. Apart from that, if you want to compare managed web service hosting option and GCS, why not just testing that? You can deploy the same website in Google App Engine and also host it in Cloud Storage to make some direct comparison when it comes to latency, throughput or concurrent requests.

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