Recently, google drive offered a way to host websites. Is it possible to do something similar using UbuntuOne?
Yes, you can. But there are certain caveats.
Ofcourse you can use URL shorteners, but that's an extra layer of effort.
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/css.css" />
to something like:
<link rel="stylesheel" href="http://ubuntuone.com/somerandomstring"/>
If you can handle all of it, you're good to go!
Here's a sample page for an example linking to another CSS file: http://ubuntuone.com/3z3QTmzw9kJZmisMOKxnL3 (The link doesn't work anymore).
The short answer is Yes, but here is more information that may help you:
What they offered isn't host websites precisely, but a simply file host. And if this files can be public and if their content is a HTML web page, then you can call it as a website host (bad).
As Ubuntu One offer the same service than Google Drive (theoretically) it will work in the same way.
The things that you have to take into account are:
But if you want to share information or play on the world of the web design it's a funny/useful tool.
EDIT: in this week Canonical announced that Ubuntu One services will be shutdown. So in a couple of days you will no longer be able to do "host a website" on it.
No, you cannot. Ubuntu One file synchronization is not a cloud server or web hosting service.
Yes, you can make individual files publicly accessible, but it is not a reliable way to host a web site. You may also end up violating the Terms of Service in attempting to host a web site, via the Ubuntu One service.