UPDATE: How to Publish your iWeb site Without iCloud
This video tutorial will teach you how to publish your iWeb site without using iCloud;
We all new it was coming I guess, especially after the ‘Steve Jobs E-mail’ of last week, but now it seems that Apple has made it official that there will be no hosting of iWeb sites on iCloud. Of course MobileMe users will get some time to get their house in order, you won’t have to move hosts straight away, but it is coming. In the MobileMe section of the Apple web site a page has been published listing what services currently offered in MobileMe will be carried across.
And as you can see from the screen shot below taken from the aforementioned page you can see that iWeb publishing isn’t one of them.
As iWeb users you don’t have to worry though. Apple have written a support document explaining exactly how to move your iWeb site from MobileMe to another web hosting service, and I must say it does seem to cover all angles.
A great alternative to MobileMe is the iWeb Web Hosting provided by RAGE Web Hosting. You can continue to use iWeb just as you do now while just selecting the Publish to FTP option in iWeb instead of the Publish to MobileMe option. Everything will work exactly the same as it does now and the change over is very quick and easy.
You may also notice that there will no longer be the MobileMe gallery available to host your images, so it may also be time to start looking elsewhere for that too!
Let me know what you think! Is it a good thing or a bad thing that hosting will no longer be available on MobileMe? Do you think it is better to use a separate host anyway? Do you host an image gallery on MobileMe?