Frontpage Brief Introduction
FrontPage (also Microsoft Office FrontPage) is part of MS Office suite, it's a WYSIWYG html editor and website administration tool, it's also the most popular code design tool in earlier ASP times, many ASP developers have used Frontpage for dynamic website developing.
Frontpage server extension has to be enabled on server end in order to make full use of available functions. Once fp extension enabled on website, it will generate multiple directories starts with "_". You can not connect to server space for website publishing without the extension enabled. Either MS frontpage or Visual studio will need it to work with. The server extension is available for both Windows and Linux server.
Best Frontpage Web Hosting
Frontpage server extension is mainly used by IIS web server for asp and .net development. Arvixe is awarded the best frontpage web hosting for MS technologies support, hosting plan features, and its super developer friendly support.
Arvixe is 100% compatible with frontpage for each class .net plans, FPSE is pre installed and can be managed directly through control panel center or remote IIS manager. The best of the best is you can connect to your website very smoothly and the connection is super stable. Some core features via arvixe hosting plan:
- Unlimited Space / Data Transfer
- Host Unlimited omains
- FREE domain registration for life
- Unlimited email, databases and subdomains.
- Dedicated application pool
- Fully adheres to all frontpage hosting system requirements
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More about Arvixe Frontpage Hosting
Why arvixe is the best frontpage web hosting provider? Because they setup all hosting servers via latest hardware production with up to date microsoft technologies support. Frontpage is just a service while performance is what we should really focus on. Arvixe hosting servers are created on RAID10 SSD with maximum available hardware resources like CPU/RAM etc. Each server is configured for UPS power backup and extra anti virus unit to make sure the server is safe and clean.
For most IIS services, you can manage through remote iis manager. People have full access to account level settings like application pool, .net trust level and default document setup etc. Means you don't have to use hosting control panel every time for website configuration.
More about Frontpage Server Extension
Frontpage server extension (FPSE) is an extension or component of IIS. It is required if you like to use frontpage or visual studio software to connect to your online website. Normally it's password protected and you need to authenticate using your server account (generally it's your hosting account login).
FPSE is optional from IIS6.0 installation, you can enable it directly when get the IIS server prepared; As for IIS7.0 you have to install it separately by downloading from IIS.net official site. Since the Latest IIS version has reached 8.0, the frontpage server extension is not officially developed.
For new iis server, you have to use the frontpage solution from RTR company which is recommended by IIS team. For more details, please check out this iis documentation.
For MS developers, frontpage is outdated package while Visual Studio is best choice today. For alternative solution, visual web developer express edition is also perfect choice for start user since it's 100% FREE. If you're using the latest Visual studio 2012, you might want to follow this video tutorial