FrontPage extensions allow you to use the publication feature and dynamic page elements available in Microsoft's FrontPage software. You should only install the server extensions if you intend to use Microsoft's FrontPage software to create and upload your web site. If you install FrontPage extensions you will not be able to upload your files and manage your site using FTP.
Installing FrontPage Extensions
To install FrontPage extensions on your account click the 'Install FrontPage Extensions' link on the FrontPage Extensions page. You will be asked to confirm the action before FrontPage extensions are actually installed on your account.
Reinstalling FrontPage Extensions
In the event that your FrontPage extensions become corrupted and you can no longer use FrontPage to manage your site correctly, you can reinstall the server extensions. Reinstalling the server extensions checks your site configuration for errors and automatically repairs them. Click the 'Reinstall FrontPage Extensions' link on the FrontPage Extensions page. You will be asked to confirm the action before FrontPage extensions are actually reinstalled on your account.
Uninstalling FrontPage Extensions
If FrontPage extensions are no longer required on your account you can uninstall them. Uninstalling the server extensions will restore access to your site by FTP. Click the 'Uninstall FrontPage Extensions' link on the FrontPage Extensions page. You will be asked to confirm the action before FrontPage extensions are actually removed from your account.
Using FrontPage Extensions
To publish your site using Microsoft FrontPage you must first have FrontPage extensions installed on your account, see above. Click the 'Publish Web' option from the 'File' menu in your FrontPage software. Enter 'http://www.demo_user.co.uk' when asked where you want to publish your site to and click 'Publish'. You will be asked for your account username and password, after which your site will be published to the server. Note that you can only publish your site to an active domain name using FrontPage, you cannot publish your site using FrontPage to the FTP server, to a temporary URL or to a domain name which is not yet fully transferred to our network.
Notes On UNIX FrontPage Extensions
FrontPage 2000 extensions are installed on our UNIX servers, we are aware that this is not the latest version of the server extensions, however the 2002 extensions are not compatible with our server operating system. Please note therefore that some of the newer features included in the FrontPage XP client software will not work and that due to the shared environment, the subwebs, usage analysis and user management features are disabled. Note also that you cannot use FrontPage extensions when you have password protected directories on your account. You must remove password protection from all directories before installing FrontPage extensions.