MobileMe’s days are numbered, and many of you have been inquiring about what will be happening to your website. Plain and simple, you need a new web host. My advice to you is don’t procrastinate, get this done as soon as possible. You will be thankful you did later on. Here is a quick video tutorial that will show you how to transfer your site from MobileMe to a real web hosting company. If anyone has any further questions, just let me know and I will do my best to help out.
As we inch closer and closer to the final days of MobileMe, many iWeb users should now be looking for a real hosting company to host their websites for them. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to easily move your website from MobileMe to a real web host.
The first thing you will need to do is sign up for hosting. To do this, go to ragesw.com and click on Web Hosting. Then click on the Sign Up Now button. In this first step, you can either register a new domain name if you do not already have one, or you can transfer your domain over to RAGE Web Hosting. If you are not familiar with what a domain is, google.com, and apple.com are both domains.
So if you want to register a new domain, type in the name in the first box under the Register a new domain option. You can also select the extension for the domain by clicking on this drop down menu.
If you are transferring a domain, click on the second option to transfer existing domain to RAGE Web Hosting and type in your domain. When you are all done, click the Click to Continue button. You should see the domain you typed, and the Status reading Available. Then click the Click to Continue button.
On the next page, you will see some information about the services you will be getting. The drop down menu next to Billing Cycle will allow you to select how long you want to sign up to hosting for.
You can read through the remaining configurable options and check off anything else that you want to add to your order. When you are done, click on the Update Cart button.
On the next page, you will need to enter your EPP code. An EPP code, or authorization code, is a security code that verifies that you are the actual owner of the domain you are trying to transfer.
You can obtain this code by logging into your account where you purchased your domain from. You should be able to find the code by browsing around, or you can e-mail your current registrar and ask them to give you the code, and to also unlock your domain so you can transfer it.
Once you obtain the code, simply key it in and click on Update Cart. From there you will be able to checkout and order your hosting.
A few notes on some of the things I just mentioned. Firstly, I didn’t show the process for people who are just buying a new domain. That is because it is very straight forward and you won’t need any help with it. Second, if you are having trouble obtaining your EPP code, you can just e-mail RAGE Web Hosting and they will help you get it.
After you have signed up, you will receive your signup e-mails from RAGE Web Hosting. In one of those e-mails, you will see an e-mail that looks similar to this one. These are the FTP login details. All we need to do with these is plug them into the corresponding fields on the iWeb publish page. It’s always a good idea to click the Test Connection button to ensure you copied and pasted everything correctly. If you transferred your domain, make sure to follow the instructions in the Domain Name Details section of the e-mail, as you will need to update your name servers to indicate that RAGE Web Hosting is hosting your site as well as housing it.
And that’s it. Once you publish your site, you can then visit your website on your new web host.