i admit that i am a total cheapskate. hate parting with money. well, to be fair, i dont have a credit card, so there's not much choice. anyway, i decided to do my own .mac type thing. considering that everybody says i'm a total n00b, this can't be very hard (unless you're using port 8888, and jsw and i know how THAT works ). but anyway, all you have to do is download apache 2.2.55, compile, build, install, and all that other junk (instructions are here). then, move the contents of your site to /usr/local/apache2/htdocs and move the default stuff out. in terminal, do: cd /usr/local/apache2 sudo chmod 777 conf *** enter your admin password when asked *** cd conf sudo chmod 666 httpd.conf then, open textedit, open /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf do a find, then find 80 and replace with 8888. save and quit textedit. open system preferences, sharing, firewall, new, name: apache2 tcp:8888 dont write anything in udp quit system prefs go to your router's config page and forward port 8888 (this depends on the router) go to dyndns.com get a free account get free dynamic dns services choose a url (custom subdomain+domain from a list) go to youname.whateverdomainyoupickedfromthelist.xxx:80 this should show your site. badda-bing, badda-bing, you're on the net! to get an iDisk replacement, look here and that, i have not done myself yet, but i would love to be able to do that in a bit. if anyone is successful with tht iDisk part, please post what you did. thanks in advance for the iDisk help, and i hope the apache help will make it cheap and easy to be on the web!