Finding FrontPage Hosting for Your Website
Ok, so you have yourself a copy of Microsoft’s Frontpage software and everything is going well, you’re getting the hang of it and then you hear that when you post your new website you’ll need a web hosting company that caters to Frontpage hosting needs — well, you’re right! Very smart of you to investigate further.
The crux of the situation is this, if your web host is not set up to handle Frontpage correctly then you could definitely run into some troubles, troubles that we all want to avoid. Your site could experience down time (ouch!), or you might have email and messaging problems, and lastly your FTP could be affected.
What good is creating a website if you can’t post it to the web?
There are many programs and features within the FrontPage software that make it quite unique from other software, and these will result in severe compatibility issues if the software is installed on a web host that is not Frontpage compatible. In several hosting companies, the specific extensions that are needed to be installed for FrontPage to work are installed after the checking of a check box or a button, which is marked “FrontPage Enabled”.
A feature of the software, the FrontPage explorer, allows a user to quickly test the newly created site. The user is able to test the links, the web pages and the other modules normally found on a website. The web bots are yet another feature of the software that provides for the creation of forms, form handlers and the addition of discussion groups.
The Frontpage extensions permit many tasks to be done, such as the creation of hit counters on websites, the addition of web forms, the ability to perform full text searches, and other functions.
Our Picks for Frontpage Web Hosting for 2012
Omnis Web Hosting is Our Top Pick
Out of all the web hosts that we have reviewed we like Omnis web hosting for Frontpage hosting purposes. There are a lot of good web hosts, but we find this one to have the overall best value. We recommend Omnis’ Windows Plus plan that runs roughly $8 or $9 dollars per month (a solid value). Here are some of the features of that plan:
- Is run on the Windows 2003 OS
- 2500 Email accounts, if you need them
- Active Server Pages (ASP), ASP.NET with Access database support
- Top notch Access database DSNs
- FrontPage 2002 (XP) extensions *
- Easy to use web based cpanel
Any of the other hosts that are featured above are good web hosts also, but we like Omnis the best. Check them out and see if you think they fit the bill for you.
Hostgator is also very good. We have not heard many complaints whatsoever from them, and that’s why we are convinced they are a superior overall web company.
Frontpage Is Awesome With the Right Hosting
FrontPage hosting is much sought after particularly because of its user-friendly nature.
Frontpage rocks, it’s easy to create layers, it’s easy to code the html with their WYSIWIG editor as well as style the pages. It’s a top notch site builder to say the least. The navigation is easy, it’s point and click software that’s a joy to use and it integrates well with databases (one of it’s nice features).
Using the software is similar to the ease with which you would use a word processing program, and a simple webpage is the result of its point and click processing.
As the user manipulates the software, the results are immediately seen through a window that looks a lot like a web page. In this process, the HTML code is being created immediately behind the scenes.
A total novice can effectively handle the software, without the need for HTML coding knowledge. The software contains a publishing feature within it that allows the uploading of the site to the Internet. It is critically important that you select the proper hosting company that supports Frontpage, otherwise in order to publish the web pages online, you may need to use a third party FTP program. Frontpage hosting will easily allow web page publishing without the use of FTP.
Here at Web Hosting Masters we have a lot of experience in the industry, creating web sites, and so on. So, we know how awesome FrontPage software is for building websites. We appreciate the way it allows us to do the hard coding through a simple GUI and how easy it really is to create professional looking websites.
You made the right decision in picking up a copy (as we probably don’t have to tell you), you’ve just got to match it with the right web host to utilize the full power of your sites and to avoid headaches, as was mentioned earlier. The bottom line is choosing a well-known host with Frontpage extensions and your Frontpage hosting problem is solved!