Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
Our servers support the Microsoft FrontPage
97/98/2000/2002 Extensions. The extensions are installed on your site, if
requested, when your account is set up. If you did not ask for the FrontPage
extensions to be installed when your account was set up, but would now like
them added to your site, please submit a
support ticket - we will be happy to install them for you.
What are the extensions for?
The FrontPage extensions provide you with one
method of adding functionality to your web site, including hit counters,
search forms, general forms, and discussion groups. Additionally, when
the FrontPage extensions are installed on your site, you can use your
FrontPage software to open your HTML pages directly from the web, edit them,
and save the changed pages directly back to your web site.
For further details please refer to the
Microsoft FrontPage Site.
Uploading Your FrontPage Site
We strongly recommend that you use your
FrontPage software (and never FTP or the Control Panel) to upload your
FrontPage site. The steps required to upload your site using FrontPage are
- Open your FrontPage web in Microsoft
- Choose Publish from the File
menu (do not use the Publish
- The Publish box should appear.
Click on the More Webs
- A new dialog box should appear asking you
to specify the location to which you want to publish your FrontPage web.
Enter http://www.yourdomain.com (not http://yourdomain.com/).
Do not check the box next to "Secure connection required (SSL)".
- The status bar at the bottom of your
screen should say "Publishing YourWebName to
- A dialog box will appear asking for your
username and password. Enter your usual user name and your
FrontPage password. Click on OK.
- FrontPage should now publish your site.
When it is finished, a message will appear in the status bar at the
bottom of your screen saying "Published to http://www.yourdomain.com/".
A few tips:
- You CANNOT publish using FrontPage UNTIL
your name server information has been changed and your ISP has updated
their information. FrontPage will publish to your domain name only
and not to the IP address (unless you have a dedicated IP).
- The FrontPage extensions are set up to
work with a site name of the format www.yourdomain.com, not just
yourdomain.com. If you use the latter to access or publish your
pages, you will find that your FrontPage extensions will not work.
Opening your web directly from your web
You can open and edit your FrontPage web
directly off the web rather than editing the copy on your hard drive and
uploading it again.
To open/edit your web site, please follow
- Open your FrontPage software;
- Choose Open FrontPage Web from the
- The Getting Started box should
appear. Click on More Webs;
- A new dialog box appears. In the top box
where it asks you to select a Web server or disk location, enter
www.yourdomain.com. Do not check the "Secure connection required"
box. Click on List Webs;
- <Root Web> should appear in the
lower box titled "FrontPage Webs found at location" . Click on <Root
Web> to select it, then click on OK;
- FrontPage should then open your web site
and the contents of your site will appear in the FrontPage Explorer.
Further information on FrontPage is available
at the Microsoft site: