sorry to chime in soo late on this topic, and i apologize if i repeat some others ideas
<I recently signed up with DH. I’m using Front Page (I know alot of people don’t like it, but it’s what I’ve got right now and I know there’s got to be a way to use it.)
Anyway, when I try to publish my site, I’ve tried two different methods. First when I click on Remote Web Server type and then click on Front Page or SharePoint Services and try to publish it I get an error message saying:>
Well signing up with DH for a frontpage website may have been your first mistake ;p - they use apache servers with linux…frontpage does not like either very much…prefers windows servers with windows OS…
<>>that the web server for www.mydomain.com does not appear to have Windows SharePoint Services installed.<<>
DH is not a SharePoint provider so you never want to enable it.
<When I sent a question to support they told me to go into ‘goodies’ and enable Frontpage extensions. But when I went in there it gave all types of warnings about not doing that, so I stopped.>
Thats the other thing i found out long ago…DH support does not understand FP hardly at all…CGI workarounds do not, I repeat do not suffice for the extensions themselves. Extensions MUST be enabled in order to correctly troubleshoot issues that you may encounter while using FP…Unfortunately, there is no interface with DH to enable/disable extensions on the client side which makes repairs and reapplies that much more difficult and time consuming.
<I then tried to publish using FTP. Support also told me to make sure to connect to Frontpage via ftp://mydomain.com/mydomain.com, but when I try to do that, the program keeps running until I get an error message saying >>425 can’t build data connection:Connection timed out<<>
Whoa, hold the fort, you tried to use an FTP with FP?
FP does not play with FTP very well at all. FP was specifically engineered to utilize its existing internal publishing tool.
<Can someone please give me simple step-by-step directions on how to publish a website to DH using Frontpage?>
Id be more than happy to assist if you send me a private message with regards to specifics that you are currently having troubles with.
<I’ve got another website through another Webhoster and I’ve never had problems using Front Page with them, but thought I’d give DH a try for this new website. I’m having second thoughts now…>
hmmm…if i answered this one honestly ;)…really, DH+FP=TROUBLE with a capital T…they do not use Windows servers, they have no client interface to reapply/reinstall FP extensions (which is a must with anyone who uses FP often), lastly, their techs arent really familiar with FP at all…TBH, i would definitely recommend using another hosting service for your FP sites…