iWeb Domain HELP!

kitt22

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 1, 2007
12
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London, England
Hi there,

I currently have a iWeb site for my business. It's hosted for free by .tk (dot tk) but I now want a more proffessional domain. I know many of you like GoDaddy but best deal for the domain I want seems to be Daily domains (www.daily.co.uk).

All I want to know is if I buy the domain from them how do they host my iWeb site. Because I've never done this before I don't know how it works. Is there simply a bar where I type in the iWeb domain I want to redirect to? Or do I have to buy a hosting service somewhere else? And is there an option to hide the iWeb URL?

Thanks in advance.

kitt22
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,199
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Adelaide, Australia
iWeb is merely an app that lets you create web pages. I think some confusion comes into play when we notice how closely related it is to .Mac and that iWeb's inbuilt publishing goes straight to a .Mac account by default. However, iWeb also gives the user the ability to export a site to a folder. Uploading this folder to a hosted service will keep your site at that server, and give you the domain name that the host is supplying. Usually the uploading occurs via FTP. Does that make sense?
 

kitt22

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 1, 2007
12
0
London, England
iWeb is merely an app that lets you create web pages. I think some confusion comes into play when we notice how closely related it is to .Mac and that iWeb's inbuilt publishing goes straight to a .Mac account by default. However, iWeb also gives the user the ability to export a site to a folder. Uploading this folder to a hosted service will keep your site at that server, and give you the domain name that the host is supplying. Usually the uploading occurs via FTP. Does that make sense?
Sort of :)

I have got dot mac. So is dot mac not hosting my webpage?
 

H-BOMB

macrumors newbie
Aug 15, 2007
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iweb 06 is easy to publish on a domain

I published my business website using iweb and Blue Host via ftp. Very easy just remember to post your site files and your index html files to the public html file on your ftp. You can find my website at www.doctortint.com.au, hope that all makes sense.
 

poppe

macrumors 68020
Apr 29, 2006
2,199
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Woodland Hills
How do you update your website. Do you have to export and reload everything again? - - As you can see I am very new to this so I am not clear on what FTP is.
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,199
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Adelaide, Australia
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just easier to upload everything again although technically you could just upload the files that have changed or been affected by the changes. FTP is merely the protocol used to upload the site. You can use Terminal to upload or it might be easier to get a dedicated FTP client such as Transmit. :)
 

pedex

macrumors member
Aug 2, 2007
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If you wanted to get a domain name (yourname.com) to redirect to your .mac account (web.mac.com/yourextremelylongandannoyingaddressgoeshere) Then you can get a domain name at godaddy.com once you get the domain it is really easy to forward it to your .mac address by clicking on the domain, then clicking on the forwarding icon. it is pretty self explanatory from there.

you can also host with godaddy you would have to publish the site to a folder then use transmit or fetch to upload files to the server. just make sure the index.html file is ion the root directory.