Publishing a web site using iWeb to a .mac or MobileMe account is dead simple. Publishing to your own server/hosting company isn’t difficult, but this tutorial will show you how to make it even easier – and much faster, especially if you have a large site.
Please note: iWeb is no longer in development and does not work in modern versions of macOS. As such, we have asked Google to remove this article from search results, though it will remain online for archival purposes.
Start by “publishing” your site to a local folder. When you’re done updating your pages, click File -> Publish to a Folder…
Enter the appropriate info for your web server. Click the Browse button and navigate to the local folder you published your site in (back in step #2).
If your web host/server has a specific folder that you have to put web files in, enter that folder in the Remote folder field. For example, when you FTP or SSH to your web server, if you have to put files in a sub-directory of your home folder titled www – enter www.
Once you’ve filled in the required fields, click the Upload button.
What makes w2w particularly helpful, aside from its ease of use, is that it will only upload files that have changed (or new files). This saves time, because you won’t need to upload every file just to make sure the new/updated ones are sent.
The next time you update your site using iWeb, just re-publish to your local folder, then launch w2w and click the Upload button (you won’t need to re-enter your site info as it’s saved).
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