How do I use FrontPage to publish my website?
Before you can publish an html file to your web site with FrontPage,
you must either have a page already created, or create a page.
To create a page with FrontPage, follow these simple
- With FrontPage open, choose File --> New
- Type in "This is a simple test."
- From the menu bar, choose File --> Save As
- Name the html file. (If this file is to be your homepage,
be sure to name it index.html)
- Once you have saved the file to your hard drive, you are
ready to publish the file.
Now to Publish Your Web Page
- From the menu bar, choose File --> Publish Web
- Click on the "Options" button.
- In box below, specify the location to publish your site:
Enter the full URL for your site (http://www.mydomain.com/
but obviously you will have to put your real domain name instead
- If this is the first time you are publishing your site,
select "Publish all pages"
- Select "Include Subwebs".
- Click the "Publish" button.
- Enter your hosting account username and password.
- Click "Done". If you have entered all the details
correctly, FrontPage will then publish your site.
I get an Error 500 Internal Server Error when trying
to view my FrontPage site online.
The most common cause is the use of FTP in uploading FrontPage
generated webpages. This can damage the FrontPage extensions.
In this case the FrontPage extensions will need to be reinstalled.
This can be done in your Control Panel. If you are utilizing
FrontPage to create your site, you MUST use the file upload
feature in the FrontPage program to deliver these pages to the
web server. If FrontPage webpages are transferred by another
FTP client, FrontPage extensions will become damaged. And even
though the pages may be successfully uploaded, they will not
be viewable (translatable by a web browser) due to corrupted
The server keeps timing out when I try to publish
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.
I'm getting "Error - FrontPage Extensions
We often see this error being reported even when the extensions
have been installed. If you get this error, please reinstall
the FrontPage extensions from your Control Panel.
NOTE: The extensions are easily corrupted. Please use ONLY
FrontPage Explorer to update your web site on the server, not
I published but my web site'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 in the top level /public_html or /wwwroot where it should
Do you provide Microsoft FrontPage Technical Support?
Because of Microsoft policies, we are not allowed to provide
technical support for the FrontPage client. We can only verify
that the FrontPage server extensions are working correctly.
However, we have provided you with the following information
as a courtesy:
Should you need assistance with FrontPage 2002 please visit
If you are still having issues, let us know via a ticket or
live chat and we will see if there is anything on our servers
that are having issues.