Google has entered the web hosting space. <gasp!>

Well, it was bound to happen. People have been speculating about this for a long time. They have a site-builder application that you can access via your gmail account at http://pages.google.com/. I tried to log in to test drive it, but they are at their current capacity so I could only request future access. Users will be able to host their sites at http://gmailusername.googlepages.com/.

I wonder how well this will compete with other free consumer-targeted hosting sites such as MSN Spaces (http://spaces.msn.com/) and Myspace.com (http://www.myspace.com/).