*another* how to publish iweb for free?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sweatmonkey, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. sweatmonkey macrumors newbie

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    i'd imagine that this question is asked a lot but i cant find a definite answer.
    i have just created website through iweb and want to upload it but don't want to fork out £100 for mobile me. whats the best way to publish my website onsite online for free (or a one off payment under £10/$20)
     
  2. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    Publish to a folder. Upload to your free space.
     
  3. sweatmonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what free space?? (im not with the extortion that is mobileme.)
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Most ISPs give their users some amount of "free" space on a web server. Normally it's not a lot. Check with yours.

    Other then that you can set up a web server on your own computer at home. The web server comes with Mac OS X all you have to do in enable it. Then you forward port 80 in your router to your computer. The disadvantage of this is that you will have to run the computer 24/7 and you may have a slow connection.
     
  5. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention being a huge security target as well as possibly capping out on your bandwidth max.

    If you are just playing around with it, I would stay with the "free" web space you probably have with your current ISP until you need more space or more bandwidth.

    I currently use Rapidweaver 4.1.3 to create sites and Rapidweaver also has built in ftp capabilities to publish the site to my ISP's servers as well. It works really slick and is enough for me until I know how to manually write more custom code.
     
  6. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    I'd always suggest 000webhost.com.

    They offer quite a lot for a very small price ($0.00:)) and would definitely support iWeb by publishing to a folder and then uploading via FTP to their servers using Cyberduck.
     
  7. Matsta macrumors newbie

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    I would check out the Freewebspace forums here
    Theres a bunch of free hosts there, just depends if you want ads on your site or not :p
     
  8. montanachad macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link. I signed up for free hosting,and will upgrade when I need too. Now I'm just using it for school assigments:

    http://cis184project.site50.net/
     
  9. montanachad macrumors regular

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    No such thing as a free lunch!

    Code:
    <!-- www.000webhost.com Analytics Code -->
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var websiteID='cis184project.site50.net';
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://analytics.hosting24.com/s.php"></script>
    
    <noscript>
    <a href="http://www.hosting24.com/"><img src="http://analytics.hosting24.com/s.php?websiteID=cis184project.site50.net" alt="web hosting" /></a>
    </noscript>
    <!-- End Of Code -->
    
     
  10. nickymc6 macrumors newbie

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    now what do i doi saved it
     
  11. baller8886 macrumors newbie

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    How do i check the ISP or whatever it is.

     
  12. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    ISP = Internet Service Provider (as in the company you get your internet through). You'll need to contact them about any free web space available with them.
     
  13. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend that tried this. Signed up for free hosting, and downloaded CyberDuck. Uploaded his iWeb site and it only shows an error.

    Can anyone else help with this?
     
  14. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe, but we'll need more info, like the error message.
     
  15. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Error message: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/a1353727/public_html/index.html on line 1
     
  16. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, I thought you were getting the error in Cyberduck. This error is often caused by either a UTF-8 BOM at the very start of the file or the web host is processing the <? on the XML declaration line as PHP, which is why you get a PHP error. Here's a page at Apple that discusses this and says to contact the web host about the issue. The PHP configuration file can be set to recognize <? as the start of PHP code, but it can also be set to only recognize <?php as PHP code. The latter is what the host needs in your case.
     
  17. mknabster macrumors regular

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    I just signed up for a site on 000webhost.com, and I have finished my iWeb site. Now how do I upload that onto my new site and use it? I'm very new to this, so any help would be appreciated.
     
  18. designguy79 macrumors 6502

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    I am not very familiar with iWeb, but I am pretty sure you'll need a FTP program (like Cyber Duck or Transmit) to upload your files.

    Read over 000webhost.com's FAQ, too:

    http://www.000webhost.com/faq.php

    Have fun!
     
  19. mknabster macrumors regular

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    Ok I have Cyberduck now, but how do I import it out of iWeb? I have tried and it keeps doing the MobileMe thing, it doesn't give me any other option.

    Edit: You know what, I Googled it, and it turns out it's hidden somewhere else in iWeb, but I was able to find it. Now i'm having an issue where i'm getting this parsing error. I tried the FTP straight through iWeb and Cyberduck, but both give the same error.

    This was the error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/a3523114/public_html/MK_Studios/index.html on line 1
     

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