Originally Posted by solipsism
It doesnt appear that Apple actually hosts the domain, but there are other issues with using iWeb to publish or web.me.com/<name> as a web address. Primarily, the lack the of server-side code. I dont require much, but PHP is one of the things I would need and you just cant do it.
This will likely sound kind of dumb, but I've been thinking of moving a domain I own to MobileMe for hosting for a while now and although I have only spent an hour or two overall looking for info on it, I haven't found anything at all. I'm sure it's out there, but Apple's help pages on this are sorely lacking in any kind of detailed information on what happens, what's possible etc.
There are a couple of thin how-to's on the mechanics of getting it done, but nothing at all on what you'd end up with at the end, how to manage both that website and your mobileme website, whether or not you even get to keep both, etc. etc.
There is also no roadmap at all for MobileMe, so there is no way to know if they will ever support php or if that is coming next week etc. The web hosting I have now is completely horrible
("doteasy.com" don't use it!), but as one of it's standard features they allow commercial sites and simply ramp up the bandwidth according to use, charging you for the excess if any. Apple on the other hand seems to directly discourage
commercial use (when they could easily do the same), yet some of the "personal" sites on MobileMe consume ten times the bandwidth of most small to middlin commercial sites.
I think they just don't want to get into varying charges (as with most of their offerings) and disallow php simply so they can offer everything for one price. So it's a good
deal if you are an egotistical bandwidth hog that wants half the planet to view your vacation videos, but a very bad
deal for a small individual professional who just wants to put out their shingle on the web.