2002 client software allows you to create a professional website with dynamic
features including search engines, bulletin boards, e-mail forms, and more without
any programming experience. The FrontPage
2002 server extensions work with the client software to "publish"
the website on your account. FrontPage 2002 is the choice of a large number of
web-developers because of its ease of use, functionality, and administrative control.
we have been a member of Microsoft's Web Presence Provider (WPP) program since
April of 2001, you can be sure all of the functionality of FrontPage 2002 is offered
through our service. Unlike other UNIX platform hosting providers, we offer full
support for FrontPage 2002.
If you need help on
how to connect to your account using FrontPage, click
here. Assistance on using FrontPage 2002 on your account can be found in the
FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
If you wish to install FrontPage 2002
Server Extensions on your account, go to "FrontPage" link of
your Domain Control Panel. The FrontPage
2002 server extensions will automatically be installed on your account.
By installing FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you will be able to administer
your website using Microsoft FrontPage 97, 98, 2000 or FrontPage Express. There
will be a number of files and directories installed into your account. There will
especially be a number of directories starting with an underscore "_"
installed into your public_html directory. There is no harm in installing FrontPage
2002 Server Extensions, even if you never use FrontPage.
FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
If you wish to remove FrontPage 2002 Server
Extensions on your account, go to "FrontPage" link of your Domain
Control Panel. Your FrontPage 2002 server extensions will automatically be
removed from your account.
Note: By removing your
FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you will no longer be able to administer your
website using FrontPage 97, 98, 2002, or FrontPage Express. However, you can always
re-install the extensions directly from the control panel of your domain name.
If you remove the FrontPage Server Extensions from your account, a number of files
and directories pertaining to FrontPage will be deleted from your account. Removing
the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions may cause portions of your website which
rely on FrontPage to not function properly (FrontPage search engines, forms, etc.)!
Leaving your FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions installed will not harm your website,
even if you do not plan on using FrontPage for future web development.
start the service please go in your Domain
Control Panel and click on Additional
Services link. The FP extensions can be configured/modified at each point
in time during the 12-month period through your domain
Control Panel. The FP username and password parameters will be sent
immediatly to your preferred email. This service will be added to the Base Services
already included with the domain transfer/registration.
Warning: an Hosting
Service must be already actived before to purchase, install and configure
the FP Extensions.
is important to understand that FrontPage is just an extension of your account.
Just as use of FTP, Telnet, and your Doman Control Panel require a login (username)
and password, so does FrontPage.
However, if you feel it very necessary
to have a seperate password for Microsoft FrontPage, follow the directions below:
- Open FrontPage Explorer while on-line and connect
to the remote server by entering your domain name (or IP address if your domain
name is in the process of being setup/transferred) in the Web Server or File location
- Click List webs.
- Select (the other items listed
are the system directories for your site) and Click OK.
- Enter the userid
- Once the web is open, Select Tools | Change Password.
Set a new password by completing the dialog. (CAUTION: make a record of your new
password. Once it is changed, we WILL NOT have a record of your FrontPage password
nor be able to change it for you.)
are some simple directions on how to publish your website with FrontPage 2002:
- Establish an active connection with your ISP (you
MUST be online before beginning the publishing process).
- Open the web
you wish to publish with FrontPage 2002 (on your local machine)
File | Publish FrontPage Webs. A dialogue box will appear.
this is the first time publishing to this site, click "More Webs", then
enter your IP address or domain name in the text field.
If you are
publishing to the Root Web of your site, make sure the field contains ONLY
the domain name or IP address. (http://www.yourdomain.com or http://188.8.131.52).
Anything following the domain name or IP address will cause the files to be published
to a sub-web (or child web).
- Once the correct name is displayed
for your location, click OK.
- You will be prompted for your userid
and FrontPage password if you have not yet been connected to the server during
this FrontPage session.
During the Publish
process, you will notice in the left hand corner of your FrontPage Explorer the
pages listing, copying and then the web updating on the server.
web is large and there is a great deal of traffic on the Internet, you may be
timing out before the web is completely copied. If the above does not work for
you, you can always open the web remotely (via FP Explorer) and Import the pages
from the FP Explorer (File Import ...). Try to import one page at first to see
if you can get it through cleanly. If that works, you can try importing several
at a time until your site is copied.
Common Gateway Interface
Although FrontPage WebBot components cover
much of the interactive programming features that users typically wish to add
to their website, there are many cases where custom CGI scripts continue to be
useful. For example, a company might wish to program a CGI scripts that alloss
and end-user to access corporate database information via the web.
makes it easy to invoke a custom CGI script. After an author lays out a form in
the FrontPage Editor (whith, potentially, text imput fields, scrolling text boxes,
checkboxes, radio buttons, drop-down pick lists, and pushbuttons), the author
can specify the action to be taken by that form. One of those actions (in addition
to the Discussion Bot, Registration Bot, and Save Results Bot) is to invoke a
custom CGI script on the server. The author then provides the URL of the CGI script,
and accompanying information.
are several precations which need to be taken to protect the FrontPage extensions
on your site:
- Do not use File Manager utilities
in the Domain Control Panel to limit access to directories or set permissions
on directories or files. This should only be done through the Tools | Permissions
option in FrontPage Explorer.
- Do NOT use regular FTP (such as WS_FTP)
to upload files to the server when FrontPage extensions are installed. This may
corrupt the extensions, requiring that all files be removed to reload the extensions.