are some issues which potential FrontPage users should
-- This seems to be most critical when a "searchable
event" is present in the web (Search, Discussion Forum
and Table of Contents). The lengthy process of updating the
indices for these functions can lead to the connection
timing-out (HTTP 500 Error or "Server "" has
timed-out"). You will experience server time outs while
recalculating links as well.
Number of files --
Websites with a large number files will experience similar
problems as above.
You should divide your web site into smaller chunks -
child webs. This way FrontPage only recognizes a
portion of your Web site at at time. Draw back
to this solution is that you have to close the current
child web if you wish to work on files that reside in
another child web. More detail.
-- You may create and publish as many child webs as your disk
storage space allows. However, for each child web you publish,
FrontPage duplicates certain information into indices and
hidden files. This adds "overhead", increasing the
storage space required for your files. Microsoft's
documentation notes, "FrontPage 97's optional full-text
search indexes can take up to the same amount of disk space as
your textual content."
There are several precautions which need to be taken to
protect the FrontPage extensions on your site if it is
housed on the UNIX servers:
a) Do NOT use regular FTP
(such as WS_FTP) to upload files to the server when FrontPage
extensions are installed. This may corrupt the extensions,
disabling the interactive features available with FrontPage.
to the Above Rule:
1)If you are uploading cgi scripts, you have to use FTP
program to upload your scripts, but you can ONLY FTP safely to
cgi-bin. Special precautions must be taken when adding custom
scripts to a FrontPage web. Scripts cannot be added through
the "Publish" web function as part of the FP web
because FrontPage does not transfer files in true ASCII.
-Using WS_FTP, go DIRECTLY to the cgi-bin directory, transfer
the file in ASCII, then right click on the ftp window.
-From the pop-up menu, select FTP commands, SITE.
-Then enter the command CHMOD 755 <file_name>.This will
properly upload and set permissions for the script
can safely FTP to your /home directory or directories outside
of your /www directory
can safely FTP subdirectory within your /www directory. BUT
you must have
created the subdirectory using either your FTP program or via
Telnet. This will not work if you created the subdirectory
using FrontPage Explorer.