Publishing a Web
Opening an Existing Web
in FrontPage 98
Further Microsoft FrontPage
After you have built your html documents
and are ready to upload them to our server:
1. Open the web you've created on
your PC using FP Explorer.
2. Choose File > Publish
3. If your "Destination Web Server"
doesn't appear in the Publish window (it won't the first time you publish
to our server)
CHOOSE "More Webs" and type the
location of the web to publish to. Hit return.
IMPORTANT: Use www.yourdomain.com
as the Destination Web Server to publish to our server.
Leave the "Destination Web Name"
4. You will be asked for your USERNAME
and PASSWORD. This is your domain's
USERNAME and your FrontPage PASSWORD
(which may be dfferent than your regular telnet/ftp/POP password). If you're
not sure what it is or if you aren't allowed past this point, you'll need
to contact us for a new FP password.
5. You can watch the progression
of the upload by looking at the bottom left corner of FP
an Existing Web
1. Open FP Explorer and choose File
> Open Front Page Web.
2. You can now choose to open a
previously created web on your PC or your web on our server.
3. Highlight the appropriate web
or type in the web address (www.yourdomain.com) and click OK.
4. Enter your USERNAME and FP PASSWORD
5. Make modifications and recalculate
links if needed. (See FP help docs for info on when it's
neccessary to recalculate links.
Common Problems with FP98
Getting error - "Root Web Busy"
FTP or telnet to your site and remove
the "service.lck" file in /www/_vti_pvt. This usually
happens when an FP session is interrupted before completion.
Server timing out when publishing
This difficulty arises when the
uploading link times out in the process of copying the web to our server.
The only suggestion Microsoft has offered so far is to break the main web
into a group of sub webs on your PC, then upload these individually.
If this problem persists for you, please contact support.
Getting Error - "Front Page Extensions
We often see this error being reported
even when the extensions have been installed. If you get this error,
please contact support and we'll make sure the extensions are installed
and repair them if necessary.
NOTE: The extensions are easily
corrupted. Please use only FP Explorer to update your web site on
the server, not FTP.
I published but my web's not there!
This will happen when the "Destination
Web Name" is filled in when publishing to our server.
This box should be left blank.
If you put any other name in this box it will create a subdirectory off
of your root web and copy all of your files into it. Your site will
exist under a subdirectory instead of at the top level /www where it should
My counter, bbs, guestbook, etc isn't
These problems are generally due
to incorrect permissions on either the directory, file(s) or cgi script(s)
that are associated with them. Please don't change the permissions
of your files or directories unless you have a specific reason for doing
so and you know what effect it will have on your site.
My forms won't work through the Secure
The call to a cgi script using the
Secure Server must not be within a webbot. Use a normal cgi call
in your html script for Secure Server calls.
My search bot doesn't return any
The /www directory must be world
readable AND you need to recalculate links BEFORE publishing (or after
editing directly on the server). If it still doesn't work:
FTP to the server and go to the /www/_vti_txt/default.wti directory.
Delete any files that begin with "ALL.". Don't delete any other files.
Then using Windows Explorer, do the same thing on your PC.
Recalculate links, test locally with your browser and publish.
FP starts the Web Publishing Wizard
when I try to publish.
Cancel the operation and contact
support to have the FP extensions installed/repaired.
Why is my page renamed on the server
when I publish?
The "Default Document" of your web
is automatically renamed by the server to what is required by the configuration
of the server. For example, if you've named the main page "index.html",
it may be renamed "default.html". Just check the links to your main
page to make sure they refer to it the same way.
Mircosoft FrontPage Support
If you need further assistance using
FrontPage, go to http://builder.com/Authoring/FrontPage98/