07-11-2007, 09:53 AM
Originally Posted by crossfire
OK - possibly a stupid question...
Can I publish from iWeb to a godaddy.com domain using an FTP without having a HOST??? I only have a domain name and am using the "website tonight" package from godaddy.
I've used an FTP in my Automator but this error keeps coming up:
"FTP Upload Error:
Could not access
ftp.<mywebaddress>.com at port 21"
VERY new to this but would sure love some help.
I have no idea what "Website tonight" is.... but in order to have a website (viewable on the web) it needs to be hosted, which is to say it has to be "put" somewhere, in order for it to exist. I use iWeb (I'm going to dreamweaver very soon) to design the website, and my website is hosted by Dreamhost... (I used a promo code to get $97 off
so my total cost for 1 year with WAY more space than I'll ever use was $22 per YEAR!, which included my Domain registration fee!).... In iWeb all you have to do is Export the design to a folder, then use an FTP (I use Cyberduck, and a trial of Transmit, and dreamhost's webFTP from time to time) to load the design onto the server so the site can be seen online.
Also.. when you are using the FTP, be sure you have the correct server name. For example I do NOT use "ftp.<mydomainname>.com" (you would use that in the url field of your internet browser), in the FTP client I use probe.dreamhost.com
By the name "website tonight", I'll bet you have paid for hosting from godaddy... just get the correct server name to enter into the field in your FTP client... I'm fairly certain that you do not want to use ftp.<yourdomainname>.com in the FTP client as you mentioned you were trying.
Ok.. I looked it up, and it is as I figured... "Website Tonight" does include hosting:
Originally Posted by Godaddy.com
WebSite Tonight makes it fun for ANYONE to create their own site -- without spending a fortune! It's so easy-to-use -- we've even included Hosting (with 99.9% uptime guarantee) and Email at no extra charge.
It is VERY expensive though, for the tiny amount of space you receive... the lowest cost plan is only 50mb (what can you do with 50mb???) and has a cost of $5 per MONTH.... using the promo code on dreamhost I get about 300 GB
... that's GIGAbytes of space for $22 (that includes a $9.99 cost for the Domain registration) per YEAR, which equates to $1.84 per month (with the domain included), if you take out the cost of the domain, it's only $1.00 per month, for 250 GB
!!! In case your wondering, I also have upto 3,000 email addresses I can use. PM if you need the promo code.