8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2012 11:13 AM by Mark23
Mcfred73 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Hi Apple Geniuses

 

I have downloaded Server 2.1.1 thought I would be able to publish my website after losing MobileMe hosting. I would love to publish it again but the process with Server seems to be more complicated, not to say...less straight forward. I have tried some couple of thing but unsuccessfully.

Would anyone of you recommend the step to follow using Server software only (and not recommending any third party website please) to enable the publishing of my website. Alternatively , does anyone would recommend tutorial on how to use Server to publish website.

To all of you, in advance, Thank you.

 

Fred


iWeb '08, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

    Make a new website in the Server app with the name of your domain, in the same screen point to the folder where you want all your files to be served from.

     

    In iWeb choose your site in the sidebar and select Local Folder in the Publish to drop-down menu.

    Choose the folder you have selected in the Server app in folder location.

     

    Make sure port 80 TCP is forwarded from your router and that you have pointed to the router's public ip address from your registrar's DNS if you have a static ip address.

     

    When you have a dynamic ip address use DynIP and set the DynIP address (me.dynip.com or something) as a CNAME record for www or @ (or whatever symbol your DNS provider uses to point to the naked domain) in your public DNS.

  • 2. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Some Dude Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Mark,

     

    Let's take this one step further.  What if I want to use iWeb from another Mac, perhaps a Snow Leopard machine where I like to do all my content development from.  In other words, I need to publish *to* the Mountain Lion Server my iWeb site that is composed/created on my older Snow Leopard machine, where all my media files and everything reside.  How does that change the above steps you laid out?

     

    Thanks again, I have almost the exact same issue.  I'd like to continue learning and using iWeb if possible, even though it seems Apple has stopped updating it.  It certainly could work for me, given I'm a web design newbie!

     

    Thanks!

  • 3. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

    Why don't you start your own thread and post a link here?

  • 4. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mcfred73 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi Mark

     

    I grately appreciate your support and the first couple of steps were easy to follow. However , I'm quite puzzled with the last paragraph in regard to DNS, DynIP, CNAME...

    When I have allocated the folder , it did change the TCP from 80 to 443 and I manually reset it to 80...is that where you told to direct the TCP to?

    Here is a snap shot of my settingScreen Shot 2012-10-20 at 17.26.16.png

    Let me know if I'm going the right route thank you.

    Fred

  • 5. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mcfred73 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi Mark

     

    When i try to redirect the TCP port to 80 on teh server I have a warning message...waht does it mean? Thank you.Screen Shot 2012-10-20 at 18.11.43.png

  • 6. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

    Just don't specify the IP address and you should be fine, since specifying the ip can make all traffic entering your server for that ip only see the site that you specify the ip for, de facto making Wiki's and other services running on port 80 for that ip unavailable.

     

    Anyway, I see you have selected an SSL certificate, but the port is still 80. Either select no certificate or change the port to 443.

  • 7. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mcfred73 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi Mark

     

    Tried what you advised...still doesnt work :-(

    Would you think a live chat on ichat would help?

    I dont know how to send a private message to you...to give my ichat contact...

  • 8. Re: how to publish website from iWeb ?
    Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

    So if you select Any next to ip address (and Done afterwards ) it doesn't work?

    Maybe something is obvious for me, but not to you? Try this tutorial, please:

    http://krypted.com/mac-os-x/setting-up-and-using-web-services-in-os-x-mountain-l ion-server/