Creating a website

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chukwithak, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. chukwithak macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    My first shot at it. I've created a site on my mobile me for use with our archery club. Now I want to transfer it a site name of, and get forums involved with it. I was thinking about using vBulletin.

    SO do I now needed the purchase the domain name, find a host, and just apply my current site to the domain name?

    Sorry a bit confused here.
  2. és: macrumors 6502a


    OK. If your site is hosted by MobileMe then I can't really help you as I don't use it or know it well enough to give advice. However, I can help if you're doing it the 'normal' way.

    Firstly, you'll need to register your domain name ( with a registrar. This is very cheap and I'd recommend that you do it now. I used You'll be better off doing this before hosting so that you can tie your name in with the hosting company - it just makes it easy for you in the long run.

    After that, you'll need somewhere to host your sites, especially if you want a forum etc. I like both others will give you different suggestions. There are many available. You won't need anything too fancy. Once you've built your site, you'll then me able to upload it there.

    You'll need to change the nameservers on your registrar website to point at your host.

    That's a general round up of things. If you have specific questions then just ask.
  3. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    i havent really tested out mobileme extensively....ive used it a bit, but it seemed kind of too simple and too complicated at the same time to set up my site properly and had no idea what my URL was....but it was easy to upload videos, photos ot the gallery etc...

    like th previous poster suggested and registering your domain through a there are plenty out there for dirt cheap.

    As for as hosting, i can recommend one tha ti actually found recommended from another user on these forums, its called pretty cheap for yearly hosting (much cheaper than MobileMe peryear) plus you get alot of stuff including built in Forums , all you have to is click a few buttons and it auto installs and you can configure it simply like that.

    as far others, im not sure....but most Webhosts have alot of built-in things like that.

    definitely check em out
  4. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I'd suggest great service and easy to set up. They do domain registration too. Alternatively use

    Assuming you are using iWeb, and have the 09 version, it will allow you to upload to any FTP site when publishing your site, therefore it can work very easily with any web host.
  5. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    I can't recommend enough, especially for someone new at this. They have an excellent live chat support team available 24/7 who will help you with everything from the ground up, and are very patient when answering dumb questions, of which I had plenty! :rolleyes:
  6. Michael O'Neill macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2010
    I'll second the props for HostGator. I've had fantastic experience with them. They have a robust CPanel that allows you to point and click your way to installing a bevy of applications (can't remember if vBulliten is one of them)... But they also provide ssh access to your server account so you can set up your own applications without relying on the (often dated) versions available for point-and-click install.

  7. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    I use LunarPages and Bluehost. I find both are very easy to use. FTP access, low costs for the space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited emails, unlimited storage for your site and content.

    LunarPages Try the Coupon code "Happy", saved me a ton when I signed up...just not sure if it's still valid.


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