I’ve heard more than a few people lament about the demise of Apple’s MobileMe. Apple’s free iCloud takes care of some issues. And even if one needs more cloud storage, there are a plethora of free options elsewhere like Dropbox, SugarSync and Box.net. But many laments arise because of the loss of iWeb hosting. I had an iWeb based site for several years, but I’ve never had a MobileMe account. And I paid less for the privilege than I would have with a MobileMe account. It was easy with MacHighway.
I don’t recall how I stumbled across MacHighway, but suffice to say I’ve been very pleased with the price and the service. It’s nice to be able to call their 800 number, even on a Saturday, and after a short wait or sometimes instantly I get someone who can answer my questions quickly and efficiently. Yes, a live person!! What a concept! Their yearly hosting plans are a bargain, starting at $29.50 for a blog and $39.50 a year for hosting a single domain. But I think the best option is their $49.50 plan which gets you hosting for two domains. New customers get a new domain registration free for the first year with any yearly plan. Check their site for details and conditions.
I eventually used MacHighway to host a WordPress site and the MacHighway team made the WordPress install easy. I was up and running my WordPress site in less than 15 minutes.
MacHighway is proud of the fact that their service is completely powered by wind power, making their contribution to a clean environment. And no, your site will not go down if the wind stops blowing.
So if you’re looking to host that iWeb site, check out this MacHighway how-to video
- The Archive Team finishes downloading all 272 terabytes of MobileMe and .Mac for posterity (thenextweb.com)
- Three things to back up before MobileMe goes dark on June 30 (arstechnica.com)