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bmorris
Sep 19, 2010, 12:33 PM
I love mobileMe for over-the-air syncing and Find My iPhone.
I use it sometimes to share .zip files as well.
But for the most part, I barely use my iDisk space.
I use about 5GB out of 20GB to sync my documents between my Mac Pro and Macbook Pro.

I pay about $100/yr for hosting my portfolio website, on top of my typical $50/yr for MobileMe (through eBay).

If I wanted to transfer my website to be hosted on my MobileMe, and paid for my domain name for about $10/yr, is that possible?

I would store my website files (about 550MB) on my iDisk but have my personal domain (www.brandonmorris.com) read it using the Personal Domain setting in MobileMe?
Would I have to use iWeb to upload it correctly?

The only real benefit I would loose is my personal email (findme@brandonmorris.com).
Does anyone know the best deal for email hosting?

So instead of paying $100 for hosting, domain, and email.
I was looking at just paying for domain name and email service (maybe $50?).
And using my iDisk to host the files.



Lucky736
Oct 6, 2010, 01:14 AM
Bueller?

d21mike
Oct 6, 2010, 12:00 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

You do not need iWeb to manage your site. There are lots of options for domain registration and email, I use GoDaddy but you should shop around. You can have your email forwarded to your me.com email address or just do your email on GoDaddy or wherever you choose.

meptik
Oct 8, 2010, 08:46 AM
If I wanted to transfer my website to be hosted on my MobileMe, and paid for my domain name for about $10/yr, is that possible?

I would store my website files (about 550MB) on my iDisk but have my personal domain (www.brandonmorris.com) read it using the Personal Domain setting in MobileMe?

Yes. I'm doing this, works fine. You just setup a CNAME entry for your domain pointing at web.me.com and enter that (sub)domain in the Personal Domain setting over at MobileMe.


Would I have to use iWeb to upload it correctly?

Not sure. You might need to upload your site in a specific folder structure on your iDisk.


The only real benefit I would loose is my personal email (findme@brandonmorris.com).
Does anyone know the best deal for email hosting?

I'm using Google Apps Standard (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html), which is free. I use it just for e-mail and calendar, Google Docs and Sites are also included.