Forwarding my domain name to my mobile me hosted site

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  1. lbrashear macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've created sites on iWeb and hosted them on Mobile Me before and I can't remember this happening.

    I have my domain name registered with GoDaddy. I created my site on iWeb and published it. Then, forwarded the domain to the site with masking.

    The problem I am having is that I don't get individual page urls for my many separate pages. Everything is "www.mysite.com" instead of "www.mysite.com/mymanypages" and this will not work for my purposes. I need to be able to link to certain pages when I mention them on my blog, Facebook, Twitter etc. and I also need the page to come up if someone types it in their browser. For example, I have print advertising out that send people to a particular page, which currently does not work!

    I know that this can work in Mobile Me but I am doing something wrong. Can anyone help me get it fixed?
     
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  3. lbrashear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I will look at that and try it. I really don't want to have to host elsewhere! :cool:
     
  4. lbrashear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see right from the beginning that this article is about setting up mobile me to use my personal domain name. I'd prefer to not do that if possible. I'd rather forward (that way I have the option of hosting more sites at a later date if I should want to, as I've done in the past)

    Are you saying that with forwarding it is not possible to give my pages separate URLs? I could have sworn I did that with sites in the past.
     
  5. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Not with domain forwarders. What you are describing is something that only parked domains/domain pointers are capable of. However, with MobileMe, you are required to have a personal domain name set up in order to be able to use sub-URL's.
     
  6. lbrashear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    OK, then that means I can't use Mobile Me. I don't like the way it looks when I do. Another mac user thought I should be able to do it and that I had something wrong on iWeb. He seemed to be able to do what I want with forwarding. What I DON'T want is "www.mysite.com/my_site/home.html which is what I believe will happen if I change to personal domain set up.
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Lemme ask you this question: how often do you update your iWeb site?
     
  8. lbrashear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    PBF I am not sure, this is an entirely new venture. It could be as much as several times a day.

    I've actually moved on and paid for hosting with Just Host and am now learning how to publish to FTP which is also new to me. I can't work on this with Mobile Me apparently and need to get this thing live asap!
     
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    What I was gonna suggest is if you, let's say, did not have to update your iWeb site all that often, you would actually be able to use both MobileMe Personal Domain option and site sub-URL's in the form of:
    yoursite.com/page1
    yoursite.com/page2
    yoursite.com/page3
    etc.

    There is a way, just so you know. But the reason I asked you how often you have to update it is that you would actually need to go into MobileMe iDisk and delete/relocate certain files/folders after each iWeb publishing.
     
  10. lbrashear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but yeah that might be too much to do each time. I should have lots of updates. I got a pretty good deal on hosting I think, though I was hoping not to spend anything at all.
     

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