iWeb on multiple Macs


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 23, 2002
Auckland, NZ
Something cool I found on .Mac Blog site
Tech note: Using iWeb on more than one Mac
A number of .Mac members have written in, asking if it’s possible to publish their iWeb sites from more than one Mac. It is, and it takes just a few simple steps. There are three things you’ll need: iWeb 1.1 installed on every Mac from which you plan to publish, some type of external storage to which you always have access (a folder on your iDisk, for example), and a basic knowledge of how to navigate the Finder.
When you create a website with iWeb, all your work is saved in a single file called domain.sites (it might appear simply as “domain” on your computer, but it’s the same file). By default, iWeb stores the file in the iWeb folder located inside the Application Support folder in your Library (Users/username/Library/Application Support/iWeb/domain.sites).
All you need to do is quit iWeb (if it’s open), locate the domain.sites file, and move it to wherever you’re going to use it. Then double-click the file in its new location. iWeb will launch, and you’re done. From then on, iWeb will automatically save your work in the new location, and you’ll be able to publish your site from any Mac that has access to it. Who knows, it could be the start of your global web publishing empire.


macrumors 68040
May 15, 2005

This is a BIG deal. I caught a similar post last week, that all one has to do is really upload that file to iDisk or something and then the sites is accessable and is essentially a SYNC between two computers.

this really helps out a lot!

Kyle Nerder

macrumors regular
Oct 14, 2005
So who wants to write up a apple script or Automator action to save/sync the iWeb file to iDisk.

I tried before but I didn't see a Automator action to upload to iDisk. I didn't dare to try a apple script.

Anyone one up for it?


macrumors 65816
Jun 29, 2005
New Jersey
iGary said:
Of course you will need the family pack of iLife to have it installed on more than one machine. ;)
You do? Ohh, I'm in trouble I guess. :eek: :( I put it on my Mac mini and my iBook, and I figured if you were only allowed to put ot on one it would say that the serial number was already used. I guess it it just based on the honor system then? :confused: