Recently I became involved with FrontPage again. I’ve never been an experienced user of FrontPage.
My program dates back to #FrontPage2003 and still does the job.
I was hired to do a simple web maintenance phone number change for a client MediVac Technologies Helium Leak Testing Service who’s website is built with FrontPage hosted on AT&T.
Ordinarily in WordPress or any other HTML platform other than FrontPage, Dreamworks or Custom Website Designers the task would be easy and performed on the hosting server’s files directly.
FrontPage is a Microsoft product that is used to build websites. After you have built your website with the FrontPage program on your hard drive, you need to publish your site to your hosting account i.e. the server where your website resides.
FrontPage Extensions (Microsoft’s FTP) must be installed in your hosting files from your hosting control panel i.e. #cPanel and then you follow the steps below to PUBLISH your website from your hard drive to your website directory on your host using HTTP.
WARNING-Do not attempt to upload your website using FTP if you have #FrontPageExtensions installed/enabled/turned on.
Uploading the website with FTP while FrontPage Extensions are enabled will likely corrupt the extensions. They will need to be un-installed and re-installed.
- Open your FrontPage software
- Go to File -> Open Web
- Locate the web files on your local Computer
- Go to File -> Publish Web
- Enter in the publish destination. This can be http://yourdomain.com (replacing yourdomain.com with your actual domain). OR you can use the IP address of the server like http://126.96.36.199 (replacing 188.8.131.52 with the IP address of the server)
- Click “OK”
- Enter your cPanel username for “Username” and your cPanel password for “Password”
- Check “Save this password in your password list”
- Click “Ok”
- In the right window pane of FrontPage, make sure you are in the “public_html” folder
- click “Options” in the bottom left
- On the “Publish” tab, select “All pages, overwriting pages already on destination”
- Click “OK”
- Click “Publish” to publish all the files to your Host account
- Click “Done” when your website is finished publishing
The upload using Frontpage Extensions is pretty straight forward except in my simple website maintenance assignment I failed completely because I got the following error and did not want to risk blowing-up my client’s existing website.
“For proper application functionality, /public/ folder should be less than 500 files and 50MB. Please keep in mind that due of these limitations your Frontpage might not work properly after installation and most likely will have difficulties to be installed. Currently your /public/ folder contains 709 files with total size 57.86 Mb”
I do not know if the limitations is from the #SharedServerHost AT&T or FrontPage. I was not going to take any chances. I am use to using open source applications, WordPress and a shared server host with unlimited pages; I know I am spoiled.