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Web hosting recommendations for Mac Users.

Mac Users


Recommendations for Mac Users


While some hosting companies do support Mac users, the unique structure of the Macintosh platform raises several compatibility issues.

If you have not already come across this information, it will be invaluable to you in setting up and maintaining a website. (These programs are all free, but do require you to download them to your computer.)

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Many hosting companies Unlimited FTP software will not function on a Mac. Therefore, we recommend using any of the following programs to gain access through FTP.
-Fugu | Available through Columbia University |
-Fetch | Available through Fetch Softworks |
-CyberDuck | Available through Cyberduck |

Web Page Development
PageWizard was programmed with the dual button mouse in mind, making it extremely difficult to use on a Mac. Try this instead.
-NVU | Available through Linspire |

Browser Suggestions
Safari is currently not compatible with many features available through many hosting companies service. To avoid these pitfalls, try these browsers.
-Firefox | Available through Mozilla |
-Opera | Available through Opera Software |