I'd like to find a hosting solution for my personal, fairly low-traffic, web site. I think Google Sites would suit me perfectly, but I've heard horror stories about Google's algorithms shutting down all your accounts on a whim, with no right of appeal, so I'm naturally worried, because I don't want to lose my Gmail.
Edit I'm talking about cases like this one:
I tried contacting somebody at Google support ("Surely they should have a support department, right?" Nope, wrong!)
(The victim managed to regain access to his Gmail account when his case went "viral", but he never got an explanation as to why he had been locked out in the first place)
Are there good, preferably free, alternatives to Google Sites and what are their PROs and CONs? One requirement is that I should be able to point the DNS (foobar.com) to it.
appealyou can actually email and call Google and speak with humans. They are pretty friendly when no sketchy activity was going on they'll see that an open your account back up. I'm not going to start pasting email conversations with proof accounts are opened again. I hope you'd trust what i'm saying. If you are so worried about your account closing from what you read on hacker news I get the feeling you have some questionable ideas when it comes to AdSense and your website. Again if you're worried about your accounts closing host your own website yourself and don't use AdSense.