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Choosing the Best iWeb Alternative

[update] MobileMe is now closed.

Thousands of MobileMe hosted iWeb sites will shut down tomorrow, June 30th, when Apple officially discontinues the service. If you’re one of those people, you need to find an iWeb alternative asap so that your site doesn’t go down, leaving your visitors confused and frustrated.

mobileme ends June 30

Here are some of the top questions we’ve seen from people looking for the best iWeb alternative:

1. What are my options now?
You have two options moving forward:

-Continue using iWeb, but move your hosting from MobileMe to another hosting service. This is not an ideal option because a.) moving your site to a new hosting provider can be tedious, especially if you’re more on the non-technical side, and b.) the iWeb platform is now very outdated, and there will be no support for users from now on – there are other options that are much better, and you may be ready for a site revamp anyway.

-An ideal iWeb alternative is to create your site on a different, hosted service. There are many options out there, but you’ll want to look into Breezi website maker, as it’s very much aligned with the features, flexibility, and simplicity that iWeb users love about the service.

2. Do I need to have a separate hosting service?
If you go with the second option above, then no, you don’t need a separate hosting account. Services like Breezi are fully hosted with support included.

3. Will I need to start from scratch creating a new site?
If you move away from iWeb to a new service for managing your site, then yes, you will need to start from scratch. But don’t worry – it’s actually easier than you’d think, especially if you use Breezi. It’s mainly a matter of setting up the same structure you want for your page layouts, copying your content over, and then applying the design look and feel you want.

And again, maybe your site is due for a revamp anyway, so this could be a great time to use Breezi as an  iWeb replacement and  re-think your site’s design, pages, and content to make sure it’s relevant and engaging for your visitors, and has an up-to-date look and feel.

4. What happens to my domain – can I keep it?
Yes, if you have your own domain, you can certainly continue using it. And if you move to Breezi before we launch pricing  for premium Breezi accounts, you can use your own domain and  there are no initial or ongoing fees at all!

Have other questions? Post them up in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to answer them!