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Your Main Page and Where to Upload
with Microsoft Publisher or Netscape Composer
(secure FTP) for PC Users
for PC Users
for Mac Users
Microsoft FrontPage extensions installed on their sites should use only
the FrontPage publishing feature to transfer those files created with FrontPage
(Front Page files have an _underscore preceding the file or directory name).
Using regular FTP can corrupt those extensions, disabling the functionality
of the FrontPage web; if this happens, we will need to run a fix on the
extensions or possibly reinstall the extensions.
You can use regular
FTP if installing your own cgi scripts or any other file not created with
What are FrontPage
How do I get
them installed for my site?
Are there any
limitations if I choose to publish with FrontPage?
extensions supported through the secure server?
What is a WebBot?
Do you support
FrontPage 98 and 2000?
Why do I get
an Internal Server Error when trying to publish to my site?
Why does FrontPage
seem to hang, and even time-out when establishing a connection?
To publish your site using
FrontPage, follow these steps:
Get online with your Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
Open Microsoft FrontPage.
Open the web that you wish to
Click on Files then Publish
A Publish Web dialogue box will
appear. Enter in the domain name of the site in which you want to publish
the pages to (use http://yourdomain.com
as the Destination Web Server). Leave the Destination Web Name blank.
If you have an existing page
and are updating it, you have the option of only publishing changed pages
or re-publishing the entire site.
Click on OK when you are finished
with your selection.
You will be prompted for your
userid and password if you have never connected to the server during your
session. Enter this information in the spaces provided and proceed.
During the publishing process
you will see the pages listing, copying and updating the server.
You can check the changes by
going to your site in an open browser.
Log into your account.
Create a folder by right-clicking
on the url inside the folder list and choosing New Folder. Name the Sub
Web whatever name you want and then press return.
Right-click the new sub
folder and choose Convert to Web.
If the warning below appears,
Double-click the new sub
web and a new window will appear like the one below.
Next, you will need to password-protect
the sub directory (with its own user id and password). Click on Tools,
Security, Permissions. Please remember you should be in the child web FrontPage
window and not the main window. This is apparent by the number of files
in the folder list.
Choose "Use unique permissions
for this web" and click Apply; then OK.
Still in the Permissions
pop-up window, click on Users tab.
Next, click on Add Users.
Enter the User Id (Name) and Password. Choose from a list of permissions.
are FrontPage server extensions?
FrontPage server extensions
are CGI programs that provide the server side implementation of FrontPage.
FrontPage communicates with the extensions via Hyper Text Transmission
Protocol (HTTP) using a Remote Procedure Call (RPC).
When the server sees the
"POST" request addressed to the FrontPage server extensions it simply directs
the request to the appropriate CGI program. The extensions implement authoring
(uploading/downloading documents, To Do Lists), administration (setting
end-user, author, and administrator privileges), and dynamic content (browse-time
Without the FrontPage Server
Extensions you will not be able to take advantage of the WebBots
that are available through FrontPage. Also, without the extensions you
cannot author and administer your web using the tools provided as part
of the FrontPage Editor/Explorer package.
do I get them installed for my site?
At the time of ordering
your Web hosting plan, you can request the extensions installed. If you
already have your hosting account setup with us, just send an e-mail to
support. Include your domain name. To validate the request, the request
must come from the e-mail address we have on file for your account. Installation
will be complete within 24 hours. We will e-mail you a confirmation.
there any limitations if I choose to publish with FrontPage?
You may create as many child
webs as your disk storage space allows. However, for each child web you
publish, FrontPage duplicates certain information into indices and hidden
files. This adds "overhead", increasing the storage space required for
FrontPage extensions supported through the secure server?
No. You will not be able
to call the FrontPage forms through the secure server. As an option, you
can use the free formmail.cgi script we provide. Use the following syntax
in your html form file:
<input type=hidden name="recipient"
<input type=hidden name="subject"
<input type=hidden name="redirect"
For a secure form action
you must call the actual form page with a secure URL:
is a WebBot?
WebBots are the mechanism
for invoking many of the interactive features built into FrontPage. These
features are added to your web through the FrontPage Editor | Insert FrontPage
Some, such as Include
and Substitution allow elements of the web to be entered once and
included in any or all of the pages by inserting the Bot component referencing
that element for example a logo or a navigation bar. Changes made to the
"master" element are made automatically to any page containing the referencing
Other WebBots, such as Search,
Table of Contents and Timestamp, control dynamic browse-time
features. These WebBots work "behind the scene" to keep your site up-to-date
you support FrontPage 98 and 2000?
Yes. The FrontPage 2002
extensions we have installed on the servers also support FrontPage 98 and
2000. All the standard extensions FrontPage offers will work on your domain
with the exception of ASP and Microsoft Access database integration.
do I get an Internal Server Error when trying to publish to my site?
There are a number of reasons
this can happen. Usually a reinstallation or running a fix on the extensions
will correct the problem. Please contact support when you get this error.
does FrontPage seem to hang, and even time-out when establishing a connection?
There are a number of reasons
why FrontPage hangs. Most of the time it is related to the amount of data
in your /www directory, both in size and number of files/directories. The
more files/directories and size of data, the longer it will take FrontPage
to log in. Large amounts of data (> 50 MB) or a large number of files or
directories ( > 500) can cause FrontPage to severely hang and even timeout.
If there are connectivity problems between your ISP and our servers, then
this can also lead to FrontPage hanging or even timing out. When you have
these problems, we recommend creating smaller sub webs.