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    Novice help please with iWeb - Free - Web-hosting?
    Hi Experts.

    I have an iMac with iWeb & im looking to create my own personal web page & blog using iWeb, like you do.

    My question is; is there a free alternative to using "Mobile me" for displaying my web/blog page on the web? ie Free web-hosting facility. or am i better paying a subscription for "Mobile me".

    Thx for any help

    Keith.

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    iWeb im sure only works with a subscription to mobile.me ......
    There are free blog sites but iWeb and mobile me work in unison with each other.
    If you use or blog quite a bit, it could well be worth the subscription

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    Hi Mate..

    On the drop down bar on iWeb its give alternatives:-

    1) FTP server, which I assume is an alternative web hosting facility?
    2) Local folder, which im assuming is your local computer/network?

    So my question is regards FTP -= Web-hosting , are there free good ones?

    I am only posting my web page & blog... nothing more.

    K

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    iWeb will work with 3rd party hosting sites, but you will loose some functionality (there are certain plugins in iWeb that only work through mobileme - I don't know what they are off hand, but if you do a search online I'm sure you'll find which features don't work) - you'll want to check what you loose to make sure you don't loose the blogging aspect since I really don't know how iWeb blogging works.

    in terms of free web hosting - that I can't answer - I pay for my domain hosting. There may be some quality free hosting providers now, but in the past they have been swarmed with ads forced onto ones page and that's just not something I like... plus usually free hosting doesn't provide as many extra services as paid hosting does (domain name hosting, email, database/php support, advanced scripting and logging, etc.)
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    You're not going to find any good, free webhosts that will allow you to upload your iWeb site. Look into a service like blogger of Wordpress if you want something free.

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    Thanks guys for getting back to me. I guess I'm better paying £59 per annum with"Mobile Me"...

    Thx again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
    You're not going to find any good, free webhosts that will allow you to upload your iWeb site.
    Not so. You can publish your iWeb page to a folder and simply upload that. If you have iWeb 09, follow the steps in 2.3 here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Not so. You can publish your iWeb page to a folder and simply upload that. If you have iWeb 09, follow the steps in 2.3 here.
    What does this have to do with the issue of free hosting? You still have to host the folder somewhere.

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