As of February 2014, Cal.net Webhosting no longer supports Microsoft Front Page Server Extensions.
Why Has support been Discontinued?
Microsoft stopped making new version of Front Page in 2003, this means that they no longer create new versions of the “Server Extensions” that allow the front page program to connect to the web server and allow publishing. The last release of MS Front Page Extensions was in 2002, more than 12 years ago, the age of the extensions makes it incompatible with newer, more secure versions of the Web Server software. Cal.net has to consider the security of all its customers, and Front Page Extensions constitute a threat to everyone.
How do I publish my website?
There are many methods available to update your website. The simplest would be to use Front Page with FTP, Instead of Front Page using Front Page Extensions. Please See this Tutorial on using Front Page with FTP.
(please note: Cal.net support does not have a copy of MS Front Page, and cannot help set up your software beyond providing you with lost usernames and passwords)
Are there any Alternate Programs I can use?
There are many freee WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web page editors available.
Here are a few…
- Kompozer (Free) - KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
- Microsoft Expression Web ($125.00)- This is the replacement for Front Page that MS released.