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    So I know how to make a website using iweb but what I dont know is how to make and use a domain name. I want to register Have my name as the website. i.e. myname.com but I have no idea how to register it. I have googled ‘register a domain name’ and can go down that route but do mac not have some way of registering a domain name?

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    Ok so what I will do is register the domain name and then get iweb to host it. Is that correct?

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    Just because you have a domain name does not mean you have hosting. You should go with GoDaddy or a similar service and purchase hosting from them as well.
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    iweb.com is a site host. The iWeb Software is an Apple tool to make websites. I don't recommend Apple iWeb, as it makes a mess out of everything. If you aren't going to write your own code, use RapidWeaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    Just because you have a domain name does not mean you have hosting. You should go with GoDaddy or a similar service and purchase hosting from them as well.
    He might have meant iweb.com

    They host. I took a quick peek. I think they're a bit cheaper then GoDaddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
    He might have meant iweb.com

    They host. I took a quick peek. I think they're a bit cheaper then GoDaddy.
    That could what he was talking about as well. Not likely though because he was talking about the iWeb program in the first post.
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    I see thanks. I was going to use www.doster.com to host and register as I hear doing it with iweb is rubbish. So I will register and get it hosted here and then create the code on rapid weaver and upload it. Does this sound correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitate View Post
    I see thanks. I was going to use www.doster.com to host and register as I hear doing it with iweb is rubbish. So I will register and get it hosted here and then create the code on rapid weaver and upload it. Does this sound correct?
    Yes that sounds fine. I would buy hosting from them though and get a free domain from that.

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    You're still not understanding me! iweb.com is fine, it's the software that I said to stay away from. iweb.com will work OK.

    Look over the prices for iweb.com, doster.com, GoDaddy, and maybe some others. Then decide what works best for you.

    My suggestion is use RapidWeaver to construct your main pages (software is $50 US) and then, if you need to add some finishing touches, use TextWrangler (free) to add some HTML code and then use Fetch (demo available) to FTP it to your site.

    If what you get with RapidWeaver is fine, great! Use it, but I suggest viewing the page in at least one web browser (2 is preferable) to make sure everything looks fine. The way it looks in RapidWeaver is not always how it will look to a web browser.

    I hope this makes sense! If not, don't hesitate to ask! Everyone on this forum is here to help you!
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    yes that makes sense now thank you. I am going to do it tonight and get my web page up and running. Cant wait! its only a fun page but hey will be cool probably expect some more technical questions from mw in the future.

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    iPod Nano your the one getting everyone confused by bringing iweb.com into this. We were strictly talking about the program. Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitate View Post
    yes that makes sense now thank you. I am going to do it tonight and get my web page up and running. Cant wait! its only a fun page but hey will be cool probably expect some more technical questions from mw in the future.
    Okay. Are you planning to download RapidWeaver?
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    I thought he meant the web host. Sorry. Anyway, it is an option for hosting!
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    Yes I think I will download it... Or may just use textwrangler to start and get bits of code from here and there

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