Publishing your site with
FrontPage / Visual Studio
FrontPage Extensions are a free option
with DotNetted hosting accounts (Windows 2003 / IIS 6 only) - if
you will be using FrontPage to publish your web site to our servers
you should select this option when ordering
your account - if you need the extensions
added to an existing account please contact us to request the change.
Please do not request FrontPage extensions
unless you will be using FrontPage to publish your site, installing
FrontPage extensions changes permissions
within the site and files uploaded via FTP
may not function properly.
Once the extensions are installed you will
be able to publish you webs / projects directly
from FrontPage as follows
Publishing with FrontPage
Open Microsoft FrontPage from the top menu
click 'File' then 'Open Web' from the drop
down menu and open the web that you wish
to publish to the server.
Once your web is open in FrontPage from
the top menu click 'File' then 'Publish
In the "Specify the location to publish
your web to" field enter your full
web site address e.g. http://www.yoursite.co.uk
and click 'Publish'.
In the 'Name' and 'Password' fields enter
your DotNetted account username and
password (as per FTP) and click 'OK'.
You'll now see various messages as your
files are copied to the server, once complete
you'll see the message 'Web site published
successfully' - click 'Done'
Your web is now uploaded and you can view
it in your browser
Publishing with Visual Studio
Visual Studio .Net allows for a couple
of different ways of publishing your projects
to the server, you can publish the
project files to the server using FTP or
publish the project via FrontPage extensions (these need to be enabled on your account).
FrontPage Extensions are now a defunct technology as far as Microsoft are concerned and haven't been updated since 2002 - unless you are using a very old version of Visual Studio that doesn't support it you should publish via FTP
To publish your Visual Studio .NET project
using the FrontPage extensions :
In Visual Studio .Net open the web project
to be published.
Click 'Go to Project', 'Copy Project'
Enter the URL to your site e.g. http://www.yoursite.co.uk,
or the location you want Visual Studio .NET
to copy your project to in the Destination
For Web Access Method select 'FrontPage',
'Only files needed to run this application'
and click 'OK' - you will need to enter
your account username and password.