Suggestions for hosting an iWeb site without using mobileme

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by iceblade, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. iceblade macrumors member

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    First let me say that I have nothing against mobileme, in fact I'd like to use it at some point, its just I can't afford the cost right now. Otherwise, this wouldn't matter. For one of my high school senior projects, I have had to write a screenplay, and make it into a movie. One of the extra credit opportunities for this project is to create a website for my movie. I have done so in iWeb, and I even have published it to a folder on my HDD. This is where the issue comes in. I don't have access to a web host (my dad has some sort of hosting/domain with Google, if that helps), but I need to put this website up. Are there any free hosting services that would allow me to upload the whole folder from my HDD? Or will uploading each individual file work? It would take a while, but if its my only option, then I'll have to do it.

    Thanks for all of your help!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There aren't any good free hosting sites; all of them impose major limitations in some way shape or form. Check out the sticky at the top of the forum for some links to paid hosting providers.

    Edit: Since your requirements seem pretty simple, would putting your movie on Youtube and then making a cookie-cutter blog site (blogger, Wordpress) meet the criteria for the assignment? You could embed the video in a post.
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Check the TOS of your ISP. Many of them provide a small amount of server space, maybe enough to host your site.

    Otherwise, you can buy unlimited space from a hosting company like iPowerWeb for about $5/month. You'll probably want a domain name...that would be another $10/year.
     
  4. iceblade thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely check and see if my ISP offers some webspace, that seems the best option. If that doesn't work, paying for some cheap hosting/webspace or Blogger is something I'll check out. Thanks again!
     
  5. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    My brother did this for a similar project. He used vimeo and wordpress. Found a free theme that worked with the material he was covering. The teacher loved it.
     
  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I disagree with the statement. There are good ones if you know were to look.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Please, enlighten us then. In your list you should also mention the shortcomings (ads, space restrictions, lack of any kind of scripting, whatever).
     
  8. payup macrumors member

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    Check out http://www.awardspace.com/ it's free, and I've used them in past for misc. projects - they provide a fair amount of space and bandwidth, support php and don't add ads to your site. You can upload the whole site via ftp.
     

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