View Full Version : Uploading a site designed with IWeb (.mac) to Hostek.com servers

August 7th, 2009, 10:49 AM
First, Yes we support sites built WITH IWeb but do not support publishing directly from IWeb. Follow the steps below to upload the site designed with IWeb to Hostek.com servers.

Due to negative experience with trying to troubleshoot iWeb issues via phone support, we will require all details to be provided in a email to [email protected] or by submitting a ticket at https://support.hostek.com

1. Publish iWeb site to a folder on your local computer.

During the export process the window comes up to export your site, it has a blank with a web address in it make sure that it is your web address (e.g. http://www.yourdomain.com), if not then iWeb can't set the links to all of your pages correctly during export.

2. Download and install FireZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/download.php) for Mac.

3. Configure FileZilla to upload content to your site at Hostek.com.
-- Host: yourdomain.com (or pre-propagation domain if uploading before pointing the DNS at hostek.com servers)
-- Username: username provided in the account email sent to you.
-- Password: password provided in the account email sent to you.

4. Connect and upload your files.
After entering the information mentioned in step 3 to FileZilla, click "quick connect", on the left browse your computer to the location of the site which was exported from IWeb and open the folder. On the right double click to open the "public_html" (Linux Hosting) or "wwwroot" (Windows Hosting). Back on the left select ALL files, right click and select "Upload". This will start the process of uploading files to your site hosted with Hostek.com.

OPTIONAL STEPS (If FileZilla will not work)

1. Follow step 1 above
2. Zip the folder where you site was exported.
3. Using the control panel file manager (cpanel, plesk or Helm) upload the .ZIP file with your site contents.
4. Unzip the files using the file manager, or email support asking to un-zip the site folder for you.

IWeb was initially designed just for publishing sites with .MAC extensions, (ie: yourname.mac) which is the reason for requiring a few more steps to successfully publish content.