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Publish Your Website with iWeb



You must prepare your FTP credentials to publish your website on A Small Orange's servers. These can be found in the Welcome email you received from us. If you no longer have it, reach out to our Support team so we can help you retrieve it.

Note: your main FTP account's user/pass is the same as your cPanel user/pass.

Setting Up iWeb '09 or later

If you have iWeb '09 (version 3.0) or later, follow these steps from the Mac on which you published your website:
Note: to check which version of iWeb you have, click iWeb, then About iWeb.

  1. Open iWeb '09 and click the name of the site you want to publish in the left sidebar

  2. In the Site Publishing Settings window, select FTP Server from the Publish To dropdown menu

  3. Enter the following information:

    • Site name (optional)

    • Contact email (optional)

    • FTP server address (usually your domain)

    • User name for publishing to your web hosting service (cPanel/FTP username)

    • Password (cPanel/FTP password)

    • Directory and path (this will be 'public_html/' in most cases unless publishing to an add-on, parked, subdomain, or a subdirectory, which would need the appropriate name inserted after 'public_html'

    • Protocol and port (this would be FTP and port 21)

  4. Click the Test Connection button to make sure you have entered your information correctly

  5. Enter the URL for your website

  6. Click the Publish Site button

Setting Up Earlier iWeb versions

If you have an earlier version of iWeb:

  1. After following step one above, open iWeb and click File, then Publish to Folder

  2. iWeb saves the published results to a Sites folder in your Mac Home folder, which you can then upload to your hosting service with an FTP publishing application

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