Need Help: iWeb site online with

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  1. deke303 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    I have created a website using my iWeb application, but I cannot figure out how to get it up and running through my host. I have an account with, and they claim it is an easy process to get iWeb sites online through them, but I have tried and still can't figure it out.

    Can somebody take me by the hand and walk me through it?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    When I was using iWeb,i just exported the website to my hard drive and then using transmit (graphical ftp program) I uploaded the entire site. I understand that the current iweb version allows you to upload to none mobile me via ftp, but I've never done that and since I really don't use iweb anymore its a moot point.
  3. steveoc macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2007
    Adirondacks NY
    iWeb can publish to an ftp server. In the left column, select the icon for your site. In the main body of iWeb you should see Site Publishing Settings.

    At the top of the page select Publish to: FTP Server (default is MobileMe). Under FTP Server setting:

    Server Address:

    Username: whatever your justhost account user name is

    Password: whatever your justhost password is.

    You don't need to set the others unless you have a subdirectory to install the website into such as:

    Click test connection.

    If all goes well it will notify you that you can now publish the site.

    Go to file--> Publish Entire Site.
  4. Brainstorm macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    I tried all that and iWeb made contact and the page uploaded. But no page appeared on my domain! Its still the default JustHost page that shows up.

    Any ideas anyone?
  5. Patty1010 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    In the Directory/Path field, type:


    When it lets you view the file online, check the url that pops up. I was having the same problem you were having when following steveoc's steps but noticed my sites name appeared twice in the non-viewable sites url. You may have to play around with the Site name field or create a new site & start from scratch (you can copy the web pages so its easy). appears in the published url.

    Good luck!
  6. davejenko macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    And/or try this

    If anyone is still struggling after trying any of the above, I found that typing:

    /public_html/ (with an extra '/' at the end worked)

    May have been a coincidence, may be a technical reason behind it, but it worked for me.
  7. jessica30 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2011
    iweb normally publishes your website to your .mac account on the apple server. But it also has an option in the file menu called ‘publish to folder’ which means it saves the entire website onto your computer. (It puts it in your user directory in a folder called ‘sites’) You can then manually copy this folder to your own web account using a method called ftp [​IMG]

    That information may be all you were after, but if you need step by step instructions on how to do it, read on!

    Before you go any further, can I say the apple way of doing things is good and simple, so get a .mac account if you can.

    It’s a lot simpler!

    Still want to upload your iweb pages manually using ftp?

    here goes…

    1. You need to find out some technical sounding things from you ISP or web provider before you progress. Don’t be scared off by the funny names. They are actually quite simple. These are the details of where your webpage will be stored.

    You will need 4 things.

    FIRSTLY, the address of the ‘ftp server’ for where you want to put your website. If your website is ‘’ then it will be something like

    SECONDLY you will have a username and password with it.

    FINALLY will also have what we call a ‘directory‘ which is simply the place your files will be stored on the website and it will be something like this: ‘/public_html’

    You will need to know all these 4 things before you proceed. It’s no use guessing them. If you don’t know them you need to ring ask your web provider who you are paying for your web hosting what these details are. In summary you need (1) ftp server address, (2) username, (3) password and (4) remote directory (or remote folder).

    2. Download w2w. This seems to be the easiest way to do it. It’s here: With instructions.

    3. Make and edit your website in iweb. In iweb select ‘publish to folder’ and it will save your iweb site into your user/sites directory on your computer.

    4. Run w2w and it will copy the website from your user/sites directory on your own computer to you website on the internet.

    Name can be anything.

    Folder is the folder on your home computer. Hit Browse and go to your Macintosh HD/Users/Yourname/Sites/iwebsitetopublish and click on open.

    The last 4 settings are the settings we talked about above from your ISP.

    Fill them all in and press upload. From then on it remembers your settings for next time.

    5. Each time you want to update your webpage, just repeat steps 3 and 4.
  8. pbr201 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    Thanks, it is a great info
  9. wilmatan macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    It worked on me too. Well, I still don't know the reason though.

  10. tresehabas macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    This works on me. Great info. Keep on sharing!!


  11. ledonrr macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    [​IMG]thank you for share
  12. amy88 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2012

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