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    Apple-Tutorials's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2009
    USA, WI
    How to host your own site on your mac?
    I want to host my iweb website on my mac..... i have a host provider but only allows 2GB of space and need more.... like how to do it using apache or something like that.... so does anyone know how or a link to a site?
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    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Personally, I would call GoDaddy and see what they can do for you. They are pretty reasonable and my brother uses them for his business website, which he edits and designs using iWeb. He's really happy with it.
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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    You can host it yourself (I host my own website) but unless you're comfortable managing and fixing any issues that come with doing so, I would suggest that you look at hosting plans.

    I only suggest this because, aside from maintenance, there is much more to hosting than many people may believe. Setting up a blog for instance requires that you're comfortable with databases (likely MySQL or PostgreSQL) and setting up a working web server with appropriate language support. It's not really hard but if you don't know what you're doing, things can get complicated and overwhelming quite quickly.
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