With MobileMe’s date with death drawing closer near, we've been getting a lot of questions about whether or not your iWeb podcasts and websites hosted on MobileMe will disappear into thin air on June 30. Since it's better to be safe than sorry, we'll show you how to move over all of your data to a dedicated hosting site.
A few months ago, we posted a how to on moving your existing iWeb sites to a dedicated web hosting solution. Since then, more information about the MobileMe-to-iCloud transition has emerged that describes exactly how Apple will phase out the iWeb site hosting that has been a vital part of .Mac and MobileMe for the past few years.
There’s been some anxiety in the last week regarding MobileMe’s forthcoming transition to iCloud and what it will mean for some of the former service’s features -- such as hosting for iWeb-created websites. Short story even shorter, you’d better start looking for another place to host your websites if you rely on it.
Computing up "in the clouds" is the new craze. With an abundance of cloud services available from Google, Microsoft and independent companies like Dropbox, one might wonder why you’d need to build your own server solution. But, what if you don’t like the idea of leaving your personal data on another company’s server? Then, you build your own online cloud to store and retrieve your data remotely. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a Mac to set up your own cloud services, including storing and transferring files, streaming media, and even using your Mac to serve up web pages. You can then access these services remotely on your Mac or an iOS device.
There’s nothing like a bold statement to get our attention, and Chris
Graves, president of Mac-centric Internet host MacHighway, makes this
one: His company is “presenting [its] services as an alternative to
MobileMe, as opposed to a replacement.” We take his nuanced wording to
mean that MacHighway Easy lacks the full features of Apple’s option,
but could still serve the same purpose for some customers by providing
email accounts, website hosting, and file-server storage. The service
even includes a domain name and other features beyond MobileMe’s scope.
But since MacHighway is inviting the comparison, we’ll have to ding it
for the areas where it can’t match MobileMe: ease of use, and iCal and
Address Book syncing.