Personal or Web Presence site with Frontpage 98:
Before you get started Publishing with Frontpage, make sure that your
web directory has been created on our servers. Go to:
If it says File Not Found or Directory Doesn't Exist, then you must
read our FAQ on How To Create Your Web Directory. Web Presence customers
already have their directories created with a temporary under
construction page in place.
|Things to be careful
of before using Frontpage:
a) Windows filenames aren't case sensitive, but files on UNIX computers
are. If you're website has broken links once it's been published, check
to make sure the links are the same case.
b) The primary start page is usually index.html. However, welcome.html,
start.html, and default.html also work. Sometimes, the web server may
be confused between which to to serve when a user types in a URL:
http://www.halcyon.com/username/index.html <-- The actual file served.
Therefore, it's generally a good idea not to use more than 1 of these.
c) Keep in mind that Frontpage designs website to be run on NT Frontpage
web servers. The personal and web presence web server, www.halcyon.com
is a UNIX server, therefore some Frontpage items such as web bots will
not work properly. If you want these extra capabilities, you'll need to
upgrade to a Business Web NT account, or some alternate UNIX scripts.
Microsoft does have Frontpage extensions that can be run on UNIX
servers, but to date, they create a security hazard and therefore we
won't run them. If you wish to use UNIX based scripts, visit:
and read up on some UNIX scripts that we do have available. You are
also welcome to run your own. You may have to run NOTEPAD and actually
implement this code into your .HTML files by hand though.
|How to Publish your
Frontpage Web to Halcyon:
Once you've created your website and are ready to upload the files...
When Frontpage Explorer opens, choose:
Open an existing Web from your local computer.
Go to the File Menu/Publish Frontpage Web
In the future, it will list the proper URL in the Publish window, but for now...
Click on More Webs
It won't find a web server with Frontpage extensions there, so...
Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard will pop up.
FTP Server Name: king.halcyon.com
Directory Path: /www/username
It will then say:
Verifying FTP Connection... then
Transferring # total files to king.halcyon.com
Go browse your website at http://www.halcyon.com/username !