How to make a website using iWeb

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theappledude, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. theappledude macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2010
    Hey, Ive learned how to make a website, but does anyone know much it would be to publish without the use of mobile me?:eek:
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    You can register with one of the many of the free web hosts, this will also require you to register a domain name.

    You can get free domain names and hosting, your best bet would be to Google them so you can find one that fits your requirements.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Your ISP may well include some webspace for you to use as part of your account.
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    You'd need to register a domain and buy some server space. Typically domain names are about $10 a year, and hosting is somewhere around $5-$10 per month. If you buy the domain name from the hosting company, it's often free for the first year.

    I've always bought hosting services from iPowerWeb. They have good prices, excellent service, and very good front-end controls and stats. Your iWeb files are uploaded from iWeb's FTP function with one click, just like with
  5. burnsmedia macrumors newbie


    Feb 18, 2010
    Publishing without MobileMe

    Not a MobileMe salesman or anything, but you may have noticed that most hosting places are around $10/month, or $120 for a year. MobileMe is $99/year, and includes many more features, including the ability to allow comments on your site, password protected sites, hit counters, blog search, and enhanced slideshows. While there are various work-arounds for some of these (requiring perhaps a higher level of technical knowledge), if these features appeal to you and hosting elsewhere would cost more, you may want to reconsider MobileMe. Personally it's been great for me and for many clients, although it's not a perfect fit for everyone's needs, but in my work many of my clients common complaints about publishing an iWeb site go back to those features that they can't use because they didn't have MobileMe.
  6. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Heh. I'm not an iPowerweb salesman either, but they're getting $72/year for unlimited storage space and unlimited transfer, plus free domain name, 2500 email accounts, etc.
  7. Wheaty macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2009
    Cheshire, UK

    Yes Essentially you just need some web-space. to put all those lovely little files..

    However you DO NOT need a Domain name like the others have said..

    You can if you like of course buy one. I have several. Personal ones & work ones etc. Usually your internet provider will provide some form of web hosting, except on the more basic or value packages so you may already have a bit of space at... Username/index.html

    or something symilar. Go to your ISP's website to find out what you get on your package. Failing that you can get free hosting from various places (do a google search).

    So A Few points....

    1) you Only really need space to host a website.
    2) You may already have some space with your ISP etc
    3)Buy a domain name if you want it for keeps, not just a little fun... eg (Sadly already taken!)
    4)Buying a Domain name is JUST THE NAME, unless you buy a package with webspace attached!

    Hopefully this will make things a little clearer, but If you do buy a domain name, make sure it is YOURS, and not tied to any web hosting package. That way if its a rubbish/costly web hosting package you can jump ship but still keep the name!

    Have fun!


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