Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2011 2:53 PM (in response to Neil Holmes)
It's a nice fantisy, but Apple have given no indication that this is something they're thinking of. They will give iWeb workshops until the dayi1Cloud ships. If they would set up a parallel webpage & iDisk service at a reasonable cost that would be wonderfull indeed. The problem is that they have given no indication that they are thinking of doing so. Only people actively requesting them to do so might possibly motivate them to do so. If very few people make their needs know it will die without question.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2011 3:16 PM (in response to Dave Hardy)
" Only people actively requesting them to do so might possibly motivate them to do so."
If the fate of iWeb sites are still being evaluated, it's likely they will also be looking at site updates, traffic and other heuristics. Now would be a good time to more actively use the service if you aren't already doing so.
Even if the fate of iWeb sites is sealed shut, Apple may treat you much better in the transition if you are flagged as an active user with a lot of traffic.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to The_ErsatZ_Planet)
Be very careful hosting with GoDaddy. Tech support can be very slow & they are not iWeb friendly Your much better off using Hostgator, I have used them for 5 years without any problems. Or better yet, google for Hosting services that advertises iWeb support.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to Dale Marcell)
I have used GoDaddy in the past for both domain name registration and the hosting of iWeb sites with no problems at all. Having said that, I never needed technical support and could work out how to do most things anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to Ethmoid)
With GoDaddy, support questions take time to get answered. As long as you don't get into trouble, you should be OK. With the sheer volume of users , the support tech sometime takes its time getting back to the end user. Questions related to iWeb will not be answered. They don't know the product and will not respond to repeated request for support.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to Dale Marcell)
i think it would behoove us all to be patient. no jumps in any direction are needed right now. there will be plenty of time to respond once Apple reveals their plans.
personally, i believe they will take steps to keep our functionality intact (even if no longer under the Apple umbrella). in the best of all possible worlds, they do something better for us.
however, until they speak, i will remain calm.
i agree about providing feedback in support of the iWeb publishing model and mobileme galleries for video and photos. i have done it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to Petrus01)
You are jumping the Gun again, stop and think first before you make negative comment.
Apple has not left you out in the cold, as it is they haven't said what there going to do. Give them time to sort things out before you start with " never trust Apple with your business." Thats fact is, you don't have a clue on whats going to happen!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to Dale Marcell)
It's true… we don't know what is going to happen yet, and hopefully Apple will address everyone's concerns.
But here's the problem… the have spoken 'partially', and so there are many questions… Apple has made statements that logically, for anyone, would lead one to, at the LEAST, question what's going to happen to iWeb, hosting, etc.
The websites may be unimportant to you, but they are important to the people who have them. There is enormous time and effort riding a knife's edge at this time. 6 months may be considered a long time to adjust if Apple pulls the plug… but not for everyone. That's a major undertaking… learning new software perhaps, certainly learning about hosting possibilities… it's not something you just do overnight, or even in 6 months for many, would be my guess.
I'm very much a Mac guy, love their products… but the convoluted statements Apple sometimes makes would make anyone nervous who cares about their work… perhaps not those who simply love Apple for innovations sake and no matter where it's headed they're on board… that's great, but it's not everyone.
At the very least… people are 'nervous'… just saying, "Don't be, trust Apple"… may be TRUE.. they're a great company, but it's also a bit naive, and alleviating the tension many people feel right now I think is the morally right thing to do. If they don't know, say so. If they're wondering, say so. They don't have to 'reveal' any 'new' money maker to simply put people's minds at ease. - JamesJM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 9:29 PM (in response to JamesJM)
Yes, you maybe right on some of your points that you made. But the point I'm making is that we need to have a more faith in the people that run Apple and its different departments.
As a retired Mac tech, Web developer and long time Apple user, I have seen this type of panic before. Apple has a number of internet services that I believe that will be rolled out in the next month or so.
Apple's new data-center located on 225 acres of land in Maiden, North Carolina. The enormous building is said to cover 500,000 square feet of floor space, over four times the area available in the company's server farm in Newark, California. With $1 billion invested in this project Apple new has the largest data center in North America.
iCloud is a very friendly name for this monster.
The information on what iCloud will provide in the future maybe to much to post to the public all at ones and could be overwhelming to most.. The services that this facility will bring to the Apple faithful will indeed bring Apple to the very top in consumer computing never seen before in our lifetime. Jobs vision on were Apple is going with this is beyond my understanding and I have worked this field for over 30 years.
Trust in Apple to clear the air very soon, but for now, hold on to your hats we are in for a ride...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2011 11:40 PM (in response to Itwillalwaysbewithyou)
I will reiterate what I mentioned in a similar thread deailing with the impending doom of iPhoto Galleries
...let Apple know, because they obviously have SOME doubt if they haven't announced any official stance on iWeb and web hosting...
Send Apple feedback at:
And if it does all go away, you can still get (free) hosting for your iWeb sites using Dropbox
or not so free, but a more secure, robust option there is MacHighway (Blog for $2.95 a month, Websites for $3.95)
MacHighway has a way for you to password protect your site...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 4:45 AM (in response to Itwillalwaysbewithyou)
Apple Inc. are you reading this? Please don't stop supporting my Creative Desire!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 5:02 AM (in response to Dale Marcell)
I appreciate non-emotional attitudes. However we need to stress that positive speculations are as vain as negative ones. I got an email from Apple yesterday, and basically they say:
1) MobileMe will be replaced by iCloud
2) Address book, calendar and email will migrate to iCloud, and by next fall (2011) customers will have more details about that migration
3) MobileMe services will be definitely closed by June 2012
According to Apple's communication, I read nothing about a plan/an alternative to iDisk/iWeb/photo galleries. Most of the people in this forum struggle with that simple fact: Apple announced MobileMe will be suppressed, voilà! I do not think customers have to carry Apple's doubt (if any) about iDisk/iWeb alternatives. As for many, my MobileMe account was automatically renewed recently without Apple letting us know anything about their agenda (=iCloud). Even if I keep my MobileMe account for mail and sync services until next year, by no mean I will implement the available 20 gigs available with data and iWeb/photo galleries, because I do not want to put myself in a worse place than now. In other words, for now I see my MobileMe account as a simple waste (money, time, energy) and this is due to Apple's communication only. If they announce better plans soon, then I'll change my mind.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 6:27 AM (in response to Itwillalwaysbewithyou)
I've been using iWeb for my business sites for three years now and just updated my family plan a couple of weeks ago - all very dissappointing. My site (www.bellarougedesign.com) is a major part of my business not to mention the three other smaller sites that I am hosting through MM as well.
I have used Dreamweaver and am proficient with it but I agree with others who have said that you just cannot beat the simplicity of iWeb. I love being able to simply create, change and upload without a lot of hassle. I was truly hoping to see some limited editing features added to the iPhone and iPad as well - I suppose that will never happen now! I was reall dissappointed when iWeb was not updated in the last iWork update - I knew then that it was going the way of the DVD...
Like many of you have already tried I did contact support and was also deffered to fall for answers.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to bellarougedesign)
iWeb is part of iLife, not iWork. Make sure to have the facts right before making phonecalls.
Anyway, if MMe/iCloud stop webhosting, you'll have to find another host.
iWeb doesn't care where you host your pages and your visitors won't notice it either.
So start making a contingency plan :
In the mean time, see if this will benefit your pages :
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 8:21 AM (in response to Wyodor)
I misspoke when I said iWork but you didn't have to be an *** about it.
I think the point here is a greater issue than hosting - the fact of the matter is
If iWeb is a dead program there is no point in continuing to use it no
matter how much we love it.
I think that's the real question. Will iWeb continue to be a solution in the longterm
Or do we move on? And when will Apple answer that question? Frankly I think pushing the
Issue to fall is a disservice to it's users and allowing so many of us to upgrade/purchase
MobileMe without giving us some type of warning was thoughtless on Apples part and not
addressing iWeb at WWDC was even more so.