iWeb compatible domain hosts

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by avgnyer68, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. avgnyer68 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2008
    I saw a thread similar to this but it was from 2006, so i decided to see if there were new opinions.

    Does anyone know of some good(fast) domain hosting sites that are compatible with iWeb?

  2. youthpastor macrumors newbie


    Feb 13, 2006
    I used GoDaddy.com with no troubles at all...
  3. iriejedi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2000
    Nor Cal
    Go Daddy

    Same here.

    here is my iWeb 1.0 site that is forwarded by GoDaddy.

    www.aquaticpeace.net (MBA School project NOT a real businesses, not trying to sell you anything)

    Takes about an hour after to forward your new domain to the iWeb address connection to be made (might be faster these days). The only fee involved is the one to register your domain. Domain forwarding itself is free.

    Godaddy I found was a very cluttered/overwhelming site, but once you forward your domain you do not have to spend any more time there. They also take paypal which I thought was a nice touch.
    Hope this is helpful.
  4. -hh macrumors 68020


    Jul 17, 2001
    NJ Highlands, Earth

    IMO, this is a two-part question:

    Part I: What domain hosting services allow the use of iWeb's "synchronize" command to minimize bandwidth used during updates?

    Offhand, I've not heard of any. I think that its only Apple's .mac service that is an exclusive on this feature. And yes, I find it frustrating.

    Part II: What domain hosting services are compatible by using iWeb's "Export to Folder" option and then FTP all the Folder's contents up online?

    Answer here should be ANYONE, although technically, its any of them that support logging in with FTP software.

    For example, I use Fat Cow (here's my "Affiliate" link, if you woudn't mind helping me at no expense to you in supporting my websites) and while their web interface is pretty restrictive in what I can/can't upload (eg, jpg, gif, html), when running an FTP application, it don't care what kind of file it is.

    FYI, my account has 300GB of space, but it looks like its now 1.5TB for new customers ($88/year plus domain). I'm not going to use even a tenth of the 300GB for websites for a long time, so I'm also using this account as remote data storage in a non-public directory (via FTP).

    My general workflow process is after I've finished my work in iWeb (& saved) is as follows:

    1) in iWeb, use the "Export to Folder" option.
    2) Quit iWeb

    3) Start your FTP software ((I use Panic's Transmit)
    4) Log into your domain hosting Account

    5) on My Stuff, Select source Folder (created in iWeb)

    6) on destination ("Their Stuff"), create a new folder {iWeb-todays-date}
    7) on destination, open folder {iWeb-todays-date}

    8) tell FTP to copy everything in (5) ---> to (7)

    Note: Transmit's "Synchronize" command is useful here

    9) wait for it to finish

    Note: can take a loooonng time with a low bandwidth connection. Since the free (demo) version of Transmit only gives you 10 minutes of use before it logs itself out, expect to pay the shareware fee, or go find a Freeware FTP software that has no timeout.

    10) test the new files in your browser before you've moved out the old stuff

    Path should be: www.domain.name/iWeb-todays-date/index.html

    11) once satisfied with (10), create another new folder on destination for your current stuff {old-files-todays-date}
    12) move/rename all the current HTML files into this folder created in (11)

    13) move/rename all of your new HTML files out their folder {iWeb-todays-date} and into the main (default) directory

    14) test again

    Path should now be: www.domain.name/index.html

    Note: if it doesn't work, you can delete it all, then restore the old stuff from folder {old-files-todays-date}

    15) log out of domain hosting Account
    16) quit FTP application


    Granted, my process looks a bit daunting with all of the steps called out, but the concept is simple: (a) upload the new stuff into a folder where they won't affect the current stuff, (b) move the current stuff out of the way, and (c) move the new stuff into place.

    The benefits for doing it in this fashion are twofold: First, if you goof, you haven't thrown out the old stuff yet, and Second, my website's downtime is minimal, which is important because my upload speeds are very slow. The reason why this works is because there's virtually zero bandwidth to tell the host server to rename or move a file that it already has.

    Oh yeah... here's the website that I'm currently hosting: www.photo-hh.com

  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
  6. avgnyer68 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2008

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