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Old Nov 24, 2008, 04:23 AM   #1
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What's the best web hosting for iWeb?

I want to register my own domain (not a mobileme address) but which is the best when using iWeb?

I'd love to know what you all use and would even love to see some good iWeb examples....

Thanks all.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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For example - fasthosts.co.uk, will that work with a Mac? It seems to talk about Windows a lot!
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 04:58 AM   #3
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iWeb, if I'm not mistaken, will auto-publish only to MobileMe websites. You can off course export your site to your hard drive and then upload it to any web server you choose. However, you need to republish the entire site every time you make changes (such as a new blog post). Beyond that the hosting is agnostic. You can use any web host and it will accept iWeb sites.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 05:00 AM   #4
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Here's an example of what I've mentioned. Email this guy and ask him what he has done (he's a Macworld author and has done a lot of research on iWeb)
http://aayush.me/
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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You can use MobileMe and domains. I have jonshipman.com through GoDaddy and host on MobileMe.

$99 a year is equal to $8.25 a month and you get 20GB
Godaddy - 10GB is $4.25/mo

So it is comparable in price.

Then again, GD does offer 150GB for $5.94/mo so it's all relative.
MobileMe does give you all your syncing which isn't included on GD.

Though with a little work, Google can replace all your MobileMe syncing needs. You can even tie your GD email to Gmail and use their interface.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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I've signed up to the MobileMe trial and, when visiting my highly simple test website find it painfully slow, so don't think I'll bother with MM at all.
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 07:26 PM   #7
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I personally use Goldpuma to host my webite designed with iweb. They have a really great offer for hosting & I have used them for over 3 yrs now, and have never had a single problem with them.

This web hosting provider is found at:

http://www.goldpuma.com

I've purchased their economic web hosting plan for $3.99 /month.They accept monthly payments, so you can test their quality before paying the whole yearly payment.

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Old Jul 11, 2010, 02:40 PM   #8
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You can use any web host to host your webite designed with iWeb. All web hosting plans are compatible with iWeb.

In spite of this, you should know that there are some small differences among different versions of iWeb when uploading your website. If you don’t know these differences you may have some problems when getting your website online with any web host.

Take a look at:
http://www.threehosts.com/publish/iweb.html

There you can find short video tutorials to learn how to use FTP of a web host to upload your website correctly. You only need to choose the version of iWeb used for creating your website to watch the related video tutorial.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 09:45 PM   #9
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I used to use a web host but now I just host my own site after building my Linux server and use DYNdns to rent a domain name it's a lot cheaper that way I went from 12 bucks a month for hosting to 3.75 a month for the domain forwarding to my IP and I don't have to worry about as many restrictions concerning my content. I probably invested about 100 bucks in the hardware but it pays for itself in the long run. Its not very difficult if you have a good ISP that has a very large monthly upload limit--My home internet service can handle about 100 times what kind of traffic my site gets.
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 03:56 AM   #10
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I got the best hosting service by making use of this site http://www.tucktail.com/tt/domain-hosting-plans/ , it provides hosting service at cheap cost .if you wanna get hosing service make use of this site & gain solution ....
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 01:18 AM   #11
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I used to use a web host but now I just host my own site after building my Linux server and use DYNdns to rent a domain name it's a lot cheaper that way I went from 12 bucks a month for hosting to 3.75 a month for the domain forwarding to my IP and I don't have to worry about as many restrictions concerning my content. I probably invested about 100 bucks in the hardware but it pays for itself in the long run. Its not very difficult if you have a good ISP that has a very large monthly upload limit--My home internet service can handle about 100 times what kind of traffic my site gets.
This right here for me as well. The thing I love about it is it doesn't need to be really powerful since it's just a web server. I hosted my website on a little single core Atom N230 nettop that sat on the top shelf of my closet.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:09 PM   #12
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Best iWeb hosting provider

Tips to choose a reliable iWeb hosting:

1- One of the biggest misconceptions for Mac users is that you have to select the same operating system for your hosting account that you use on your own computer. This is simply not true. In other words, you can select Linux for your hosting account if you currently use Windows or Mac operating systems on your own computer.

2- Don't purchase any Godaddy's packages. Many Mac users have some problems with their hosting services, however, Godaddy is a good place to register domain names.

3- There are several good services to host your website designed with iWeb. One of the most recommended iWeb hosting services is BH Hosting. They are perfect for hosting iWeb websites.

4- MobileMe is too expensive. It is expensive because all Apple products are expensive. You just have to expect a brand tax as the price of doing business with Apple.


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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:36 AM   #13
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Tips to choose a reliable iWeb hosting:

1- One of the biggest misconceptions for Mac users is that you have to select the same operating system for your hosting account that you use on your own computer. This is simply not true. In other words, you can select Linux for your hosting account if you currently use Windows or Mac operating systems on your own computer.

I agree with this. We just have to choose the compatible operating system with Mac. You have to look for some guides in choosing a host btw. Be careful in which host to choose, remember that quality, support and price are important (for me) in determining if the host is good. You can see and check this site http://www.webhostingsearch.com/review/ixwebhosting and maybe it could help you decide.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 06:27 AM   #14
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MacMate mobileme alternative

Here's a replacement for mobileme iWeb hosting that's worth a look:

www.macmate.me

It's from MacAce, who seem to be a pretty good Mac ISP from the looks of it....
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 07:32 AM   #15
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:37 AM   #16
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Here's a replacement for mobileme iWeb hosting that's worth a look:

www.macmate.me

It's from MacAce, who seem to be a pretty good Mac ISP from the looks of it....
I've just submitted a message to MacAce re MacMate so will be interesting to see what their reply is and how quickly they get back, they have a 2 hour respond time quoted. I'm a real newbie when it comes to www! I've designed a site using iweb and hosted on MM and now I'm having to find somewhere new and eventually change over to something like DW which is not a task I'm looking forward to! Any comments welcome! www.leehawkinsphotography.com.

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Old May 28, 2012, 09:14 AM   #17
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I've just submitted a message to MacAce re MacMate so will be interesting to see what their reply is and how quickly they get back, they have a 2 hour respond time quoted. I'm a real newbie when it comes to www! I've designed a site using iweb and hosted on MM and now I'm having to find somewhere new and eventually change over to something like DW which is not a task I'm looking forward to! Any comments welcome! www.leehawkinsphotography.com.

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Hi leehawkins! Did you ever hear back from MacAce? I'm also attempting to move my MM sites over to a personal domain.

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Old May 18, 2012, 09:03 AM   #18
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Host Gator is king IMO. Never had any issues!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:22 PM   #19
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I highly recommend rage web hosting. Have been using their iWeb seo tool for years and have only had great experiences with them.

I followed this video which showed me how to do everything, I had my entire site transferred over in just a few minutes.

http://iwebunlimited.com/iweb-tips/l...sting-company/
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 11:16 AM   #20
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For a low-traffic site, Dropbox is a great free hosting alternative.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1166...n_dropbox.html

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/20/looki...opbox-as-your/
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I want to register my own domain (not a mobileme address) but which is the best when using iWeb?

I'd love to know what you all use and would even love to see some good iWeb examples....

Thanks all.
Wow, this is a really old thread! How did it go? I always preferred RapidWeaver to iWeb, though now I mostly use Tumblr and keep my web hosting for email privacy, domain management and one-click installs.

If you do decide to pay for hosting, I'm partial to Dreamhost. I've been with them for nine years and they have always been quick, courteous and helpful whenever I've had an issue or question of any kind. They're not expensive and have all the usual "unlimited" stuff and a great control panel.

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