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Microsoft Front Page

 On January 1st 2015 we discontinued  support for Microsoft FrontPage Extensions.

Microsoft discontinued support for their FrontPage web page software back in 2006.  This means the FrontPage web page software is no longer being updated and neither are the FrontPage server extensions.

To fully support some of the features of FrontPage such as hit counters,  publishing, forms, web hosting companies had to have special software installed called FrontPage server extensions. This software allowed FrontPage to communicate with hosting servers. The problem is Microsoft has not updated these FrontPage server extensions since 2002 nor do they plan on doing so in the future.

The problem now is FrontPage server extensions are VERY insecure and is are no longer compatible with newer technologies that have emerged for hosting servers. So offering FrontPage server extensions opens us up for huge security issues and prevents us from applying the upgrades that would benefit all of our clients and therefore the decision has been made to discontinue their use.

You can still use your FrontPage or compatable software to make changes to your site. BUT you will just not be able to use the special FrontPage publishing features or any of the features such as hit counters that requires the installation of the FrontPage server extensions. You can use FTP to publish your FrontPage web site and even FrontPage 2003 has that ability. If you have an older version of FrontPage then you will need to use another FTP software to publish your web site. Just contact us if you need some suggestions.

Here is a list of some great software that you can use to build, manage and publish a web site:

 -  Microsoft Expression Web (Free)
 -  Adobe Dreamweaver (Industry standard)
 -  WordPress (can be installed via your control panel)

So the end of an era has come upon us but please understand that this is a good thing. Webpage software and our hosting services has come a long way since the era of FrontPage. Moving on will be a great thing for your web site. We are here  to help you make this transition.

Contact us for more information.

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