If you host your personal website on MobileMe it’s time to plan your exit strategy, moving your site to a different web hosting service that is.
Luckily migrating your website from MobileMe is not that difficult. Follow me.
Yesterday MacRumors reported that iWeb and MobileMe website hosting are going to be discontinued once Apple introduces iCloud. This rumor comes from an allegedly email that Steve Jobs sent to a concerned iWeb user:
Question: Dear Mr. Jobs,
Will I need to find an alternative website builder and someone to host my sites?
I have invested a lot of time and effort and the thought of re-training sucks more than MobileMe ever did.
Sent from my iPhone
Somehow I sensed that something like that would happen. I personally never used MobileMe web hosting but it was a nice addition to the services offered. iWeb is a simple and honest web authoring tool. It does what it promises, nothing more nothing less.
By pure chance just yesterday I posted an article on how to move your data away from MobileMe and did not include any instructions on how to move your website away from MobileMe hosting (I’m going to edit that post and put a link to this article).
Anyway, here are the simple steps to grab your website and store it safely on your Mac. Once you do that you can easily move it to your favourite Web Hosting service.
You’ve got two ways to start:
If your website is large and contains plenty of pictures you might want to use an FTP client thanks to the higher speed.
Either way you need to connect to your iDisk. If you use Finder, you should have an icon that allows you to connect to iDisk:
- Browse to iDisk –> Web –> Sites –> [your website]
- Copy the whole [your website] (Test_Macography in the screenshot above) to the Desktop
This folder contains your index.html, Welcome.html and the rest of the files that makes your website on MobileMe.
This morning I easily moved a test website that I uploaded to MobileMe to a subdomain of macography.net. I used Transmit to upload the content of Test_Macograhy folder to the public_html directory of my website. It worked straight away.