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1. Can I publish my site to the IP address I was given when I signed up?
2. How do I publish my site using Microsoft FrontPage?
3. How do I create a password protected directory using FrontPage?
4. Can I use FTP and FrontPage on the same files?
5. Why does FrontPage time-out?
6. Which versions of FrontPage Extentions does mickwood.com support?
7. Should I install FrontPage server extensions?


1. Can I publish my site to the IP address I was given when I signed up?

No, unfortunately you will not be able to publish your web site via FrontPage to the IP address. You will need to publish to your domain name for FrontPage to work correctly.

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2. How do I publish my site using Microsoft FrontPage?

Step 1: Click on 'File' in the top left corner, click on 'Open Web'.
Step 2: Type http://www.yourdomain.com for the Folder Name.
Step 3: Enter your user name and password in the password box that pops up.
Step 4: Click open
Step 5: Click on 'File' in the top left, click on 'Publish Web'
Step 6: Put http://www.yourdomain.com in for the '...location to publish your web to'.
Step 7: Then click publish.

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3. How do I create a password protected directory using FrontPage?

To create a password protected directory in FrontPage make a new directory, right click on it and select Convert to Web. When it warns you click OK. Once it has created the web, open it and then select tools->security->permissions. In here select "Only registered users have browse access" at the bottom. Above that you enter in the users and passwords. You can also click the Computers tab to restrict IP's that have access.

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4. Can I use FTP and FrontPage on the same files?

Officially, no. If you know your way around Unix well, it can be done, but it is not recommended unless you know exactly what you're doing. There is the potential that you can destroy the FrontPage extensions on your account if you utilize FTP on a FrontPage enabled account. If you do mess up your FrontPage extensions, it usually means that we have to disable/renable the extensions and you have to upload your whole site again. Under extreme circumstances, it may also be required that your site be deleted and recreated altogether to get the FrontPage extensions operating properly again.

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5. Why does FrontPage time-out?

Below is a list of the causes of FrontPage time-outs:

1 - Large amount of data in your Root Web (greater than 50 meg)
2 - Large number of files/directories in your Root Web (greater than 500)
3 - Data in your web directory which FrontPage cannot interpret and therefore hangs indefinitely
4 - Connectivity problems between your ISP/LAN and mickwood.com servers.

Troubleshooting this problem should start with investigating any possible connection problems. Perform a traceroute both going out of our network to your host and from your host coming into our servers will identify any possible connectivity problems.

A more common cause is the content within the web directory. To test this possible problem, create an empty sub-web, which has its own Document Root. If it loads without any problem, you know that the problem is the amount of content in your web directory.

It is connectivity issues and content which can create time-out errors. Content can be altered, or the best solution is to simply do your FrontPage updates at night, when Internet traffic is much lower than during the day.

Another feasible solution is to open the web remotely (via FP Explorer) and Import the pages from the FP Explorer (File Import ...). Try to import one page at first to see if you can get it through cleanly. If that works, you can try importing several at a time until your site is copied.

Finally, as another workaround to this problem, when you have published successfully, you can shorten the amount of time it takes to publish by checking the "Publish changed pages only" check box. This will be a major benefit as you continue to publish more and more content to your website.

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6. Which versions of FrontPage Extentions does mickwood.com support?

mickwood.com supports FrontPage Extentions 98, 2000, and 2002


7. Should I install FrontPage server extensions?

Installation of the FrontPage server extensions are optional when the account is signed up and can be added at anytime by e-mailing enquiries@mickwood.com.

It is important to understand that installation of the FrontPage server extensions will not hinder your ability to do anything on your account. It does not hurt for the extensions to be left unused on your account.

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