What's the best web hosting for iWeb?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by bananabar, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    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.
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    For example - fasthosts.co.uk, will that work with a Mac? It seems to talk about Windows a lot!
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2008
    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)
  5. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    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.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    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.
  7. macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
  8. GBH
    macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010

    I use MacAce.net in the UK. Great service all round, you can't go wrong with them. I pay about £4 per month, which is higher than some others but the support I get by phone and email is impeccible.


  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    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:


    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.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    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:

    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.
  11. macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    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.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2011
  13. davidjamal6, Feb 6, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    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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  14. macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    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.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    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. :)
  16. GBH
    macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    MacMate mobileme alternative

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


    It's from MacAce, who seem to be a pretty good Mac ISP from the looks of it....
  17. macrumors 604


    Dec 12, 2007
    off world.
    "Give my thread LIIIIIIIFIFFFFFE!"


    sry.. as you were.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2012
    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.

    Cheers :)
  19. macrumors 68040

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    Host Gator is king IMO. Never had any issues!
  20. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Did you ever hear back?

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

    Thanks! :)
  21. macrumors newbie


    Jun 6, 2012
    Big Island
    iWeb off MobileMe

    Coming right on to the procrastinators bandwagon here..... I have just uploaded my iWeb site to fatcow.com. They have a terrific deal right now for mobile me switchers $59@yr plus free domain and unlimited sites. one HUGE problem, it did not transfer my HTML snippets and all my advertisers are now unable to be listed. Am trying to find a simple solution, and the techs there say there isn't one (that is getting a tech who doesn't give you all the directions backwards!) Anyone have any suggestions? I also have 30 day free trial, so would be willing to switch servers if they can fully capacitate iWeb
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2003
    That's your problem right there and the same problem you're going to run into with any of the big providers who only know how to compete on price. They don't know iWeb. They don't know the workarounds for all the bugs and they have no idea what is going on. All they know is Apple is cancelling MobileMe and they see this as a cash grab to get new clients.

    The only host that has actively supported iWeb from the beginning and knows all about its inner workings (plus make the best free SEO tool) is RAGE Software.

    www.ragesw.com/webhosting.php is the place to go and their pricing is as good or better than anything offered by fat cow or GoDaddy. (You're also not thrown on a busy server so your site loads super fast, which is a top 3 SEO requirement for Google)
  23. macrumors newbie


    Jun 6, 2012
    Big Island
    Thnx mrl14, I have gone to check with them, and they are seeming to be very compatible, yet, they don't offer phone support, only chat & email. They DO offer full support for iWb and my affiliate links worked in the html snippets. But they are also much more expensive. Can only get chaeper if you pay for 3 years in advance and no free web domain.

    But THANKS, it's a good option.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
    DV Host - iWeb Hosting Alternative

    I switched my iWeb websites to DV Host (www.dvhost.com) last year, and have been very happy with them.

    They specialise in iWeb and Mac/RapidWeaver web hosting, and even provided me with instructions and screenshots showing how to set up iWeb. That was very helpful.

    I think they're a solid alternative to MobileMe iWeb hosting, especially now that the service is being discontinued by Apple. Especially since the service only costs $3.99/month, which even calculated over a year is less than half the price of MobileMe. So overall I'm saving money with the iCloud transition, though I do wish Apple would update iWeb more often.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Do you know if I switch my sites from MobileMe to dvdhost will I be able to continue to use iWeb to maintain/update my sites? I guess I'll need to be learning a new program for this soon but just in the meantime, I'm hoping to find a way that will be seamless for me through the transition, using iWeb.


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