Monday, February 6, 2012

Three day weekend

That's sounds nice, right.  A 3 day weekend.  Unless it's three days spent trying to get my website online. I use a Mac and they have this nice program called iWeb that allows you, as a Mac owner, to create a website.  It used to include hosting but when they decided to trade in MobileMe for iCloud, they decided to do away with hosting.  Truth is too many people used it for business and then wanted to hold Apple responsible when things went wrong.  So, Apple decided to get out of the hosting business as of June 2012.
Meanwhile, you can no longer publish a site to MobileMe because there is no MobileMe.  Just the cloud.  The illusive cloud.
I bought hosting with the same company I bought my domain name.  Keep it simple.  Then, proceeded to try and add all the required paths, server names, and new passwords to the publishing process.  No luck.  I tried everything and finally called Apple (love Apple Care) and they referred me to the hosting company for the technical ftp information.  The domain/hosting folks only work Monday through Friday and this is Saturday.  Some of us work on the weekend.  After all, I spent almost all week re-creating my website.  How silly of me to imagine someone might be around on Saturday.
Come Monday, call the hosting people, change a few settings, spend 45 minutes eating up cell minutes and NOTHING!! It won't publish.  It doesn't like the assigned password.  I finally realized I knew as much as the dude on the other end of the phone so I hung up and kept trying new things.  Something finally worked!  Eureka! Website!
Please visit my updated website at: and feel free to leave a comment here or on FB and let me know what you think!
Happy Monday.

1 comment:

marie said...

ugh. I'm going to have to do the same soon. Not looking forward to it *at all*!