Website questions

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sports&classics, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. sports&classics macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    I'm starting to build some sites and I had a few questions about getting them published.

    So, I know that I can build my site on iweb, publish to folder and then transfer to an FTP client. A little searching and I found Fetch -- seems like a good program to use and advertised as "mac friendly".

    I have purchased domains on Godaddy, Network Solutions and

    What do I need to purchase from these providers now and get on with publishing my sites??

    Thank you in advance for any help or guidance.
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    you need a hosting plan now, with that they will supply you with the FTP login information and you can upload it and you are all set.
  3. jackshiels macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2006
    try for some excellent free hosting plans. If your domain provider lets you change the nameserver of your URL then attaching it to is easy.
  4. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    FTP is very simple these days...

    1) The webhost provides you with an FTP host, username and password
    2) Good webhosts set it up so that after your login, the default directory where you end up is where your web files are located, just upload/download files between local and remote. A GUI program like Fetch is suggested for novices.

    Ask your webhost for the correct path to your "document root" if after your FTP in you either can't figure out where to put files or they don't tell you up front.

    Common Example: /home/youraccount/public_html <-- put files in public_html

    One last thing - you might need to adjust permissions on directories or files that require write access, if applicable, such as CHMOD and CHOWN. If you have a script updating a guestbook or blog, make sure write access is granted or if you have a CGI script, execute is enabled. Get the idea?

    CHMOD is how you adjust read/write/execute access
    CHOWN is how you adjust ownership of the file(s) - rarely needed

    For a helpful tutorial on CHMOD and CHOWN (if *nix):

    Have fun!

  5. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I use, and they've been very helpful and reliable. Uptime has been great.

    Whatever you do, Stay away from iPowerWeb. They could possibly be facing a class action lawsuit for muscling their customers into programs they don't want - I myself have had much trouble with them.

    Hosting is cheap - starting at a few bucks a month with all the options you'll need (webstats, no email limit, etc etc). I'd recommend Transmit, except I see you already have Fetch..

    Some hosts also use this path for the web root:
    home/youraccount/httpdocs <-- put files in httpdocs
  6. sports&classics thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008

    Thanks for all the great responses!! :)

    So I checked out the hosting choices on Godaddy and it seems ok, prices are fairly cheap -- $5-6/month.

    What do mac and iWeb users generally choose: Windows or Linux hosting?
  7. jing macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2008
    Publishing iweb site


    This is the first time I'm gonna build my website using iweb.
    I am using classicftp
    I really mess out with this.
    Can you give me the steps to upload my site.
    I tried to do this but I cat find it in the net
    It would be a big help and will be appreaciated.

  8. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Do you have .Mac or another web host?

    Uploading is generally pretty easy. You'll need a password from your web hosting company and the ftp address.
  9. jing macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2008
    I do have another web host..


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