Starting a site!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by papadopolis1024, May 25, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    I want to start a blog and know nothing of web disign all I have found a URL. But I need to have atleast 2 email addresses. Any tips or ideas for me.
     
  2. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    Three things you need to do:

    1) Design the site. If you are a beginner, iWeb would be a good place to start. RapidWeaver is also good for beginners.
    2) You need somewhere to store your site, therefore you need to find a web host. TJR Networks is good. I haven't used them, but A Small Orange also seems to be a popular option.
    3) You need a domain. GoDaddy is the best place to get one.

    Alternative, you can do as psycoswimmer suggested and use a tool like Blogger until you have learnt the basics. :)
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you're definitely going to want to start with something like Blogger. Look up some iWeb tutorials / tips to help get you started with your own site.
     
  4. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have had a .Mac account at one time. So I have used iWeb before I just want to know how to publish to my website from iWeb (does apple have a tutorial for this?) and how to get email set up on it.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    this completely depends on your host..
     
  6. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well I guess I would buy URL from godaddy.com but I will use an old powermac or iMac sitting around as the server.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure this is such a great idea, particularly if your IP address changes often and you're not technically inclined...but if you insist...

    Mac OS X comes with Apache, a web server built in. Which is all you need to serve iWeb generated pages (dump them in /Library/WebServer/Documents).

    Not sure if Mac OS X comes with any mail servers...if it doesn't, you'll want to look into sendmail - http://www.sendmail.org/

    If the computer is too old to run OS X reliably/fast, either get a different server or see if it's possible to throw another OS on it (like Ubuntu or FreeBSD).
     
  8. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    the best way it to save it localy then upload it to the host via ftp. :) :) :)
     
  9. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I second ASmallOrange.com

    When ordering... say you were referred by spacemagic.co.uk ;)

    Hehe. They are really good.
     
  10. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You just put somthing into my head..... I am on cable internet so my IP changes all the time. Also I was going to put Ubuntu server on it, It CAN run OS X (its an old B&W) but I think Ubuntu would be better dont you?
     
  11. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Beter to use a real linux server like Suse. Ubuntu is for kids.
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    oh sheesh, no. if you're seriously going in that direction, neither opensuse nor ubuntu are "real" linux server distros, they're both for kids. and to go further, novell can suck a nut for all i care. i don't prefer to use ubuntu, but given that ubuntu server edition has a one click lamp install and that it has probably the biggest community around, what's not to love about it?

    however, when you compare both to mac os x on a way slower machine, both are probably going to be better in every way...

    now if you want a real server OS, go use freebsd.
     
  13. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    I definitely agree here. FreeBSD is very capable (been using it as a server for years).

    I fail to see the attraction of Ubuntu. It doesn't do anything that I can't already do on any other distribution. Maybe if I were a newb, I'd better understand, but I've heard seasoned *nix people praising it...dunno why. I'm happy with Slackware and the BSDs (I've Net-, Free-, and Open-BSD machines on my LAN as servers). When Ubuntu does something that I can't do with my currently deployed boxes, I'll jump on the bandwagon.
     
  14. janey macrumors 603

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    Well given the technical limitations of the OP, I figured Ubuntu would be a safer choice than *bsd. Big irc channel, large wiki, large forums...easy to use and install whatever you need..you get the idea.
     
  15. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Use CentOS, Solaris or FreeBSD. SuSE is hardly a server OS.
     
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  17. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^ Just what ever I want to talk about that day.

    Anyway. I was looking around diffrent places for info on this and I watched this video (yes I know I want a blog and this is for a video site but how diffirent can it be right) but yahoo site builder is only for windows dose anyone know of another (free) software that I could use for my site (I will prob just get it from yahoo)
     
  18. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    if you use a service like livejournal.com or blogger.com they have layouts and all the programming done for you. All you have to do is write your blog. Might be good starting points - especially as they're free!
     

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