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I created a web page using Personal Web Pages and then I created a much better page using MS Frontpage. I want to delete the first webpage I created so I can publish thenew one. I don't see a way to do it. Also, when I try to publish with Frontpage, using the directions from the Comcast page, I get a message saying it is unable to open http://home.comcast.net/~username. Does anyone know why this would be happening?
Comcast offers NO supportfor web pages which I find hard to believe.
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11-06-2009 04:58 PM
The page you created in FP will need to be named index.htm or index.html in order to override the default comcast page created with the comcast tools. The server is case sensitive so Index.HTM for example will not work. Use all lower case.
If you have used the frontpage webbots in your page that use the frontpage extensions, you will need to upload using the http upload address: http://home.comcast.net/~username/ Extensions are installed by default on all comcast accounts so it should work.
If you don't use the frontpage webbots in your page, you can upload by ftp thru frontpage. Use the address ftp://upload.comcast.net and follow the prompts. If you do have frontpage webbots in your pages, these files can become corrupted if uploading by ftp.
As a check see if you can access your account by windows built in ftp client. Open any windows explorer window ( not internet explorer), erase the contents of the address window, type in ftp://upload.comcast.net, follow the prompts. You can drag files from your web page folder to the window on the server.
FP and its technologies have been discontinued by Microsoft and replaced by a newer program.
11-06-2009 06:24 PM
Thanks for your reply, however, I have tried all that and no success :-( When I try publishing using FP "FrontPage or SharePoint Services" I get an error message saying "unable to open http://home.comcast.net/~username" with a list of possible reasons for the error - starting with "the web server may not have the FrontPage Server Exensions Installed". When I tried uploading via FTP, everything loads, it creates a folder named ~m.p.coyle (my user name) and everything is there, including "index.htm" but when I try to open the page I get the old Main Page from the first web page I designed using Personal Web Pages. The weird thing is that I managed to erase everyting from the site so that now the only folders on my site are "temp_sess_dir", "trash", and "~m.p.coyle". I don;'t even see HOW it is posible for the old main page to even show up. Very frustrating.
Regarding your menion of FrontPage webbots, I don't thnk I used any. I'm not absolutely sure though, as I do not even know what they are :-)
I actually have my page done and waiting to publish properly - I honestly do not know what else to try, other than finding another web page server. I have reached a very high level of frustration and would appreciate any further help you can offer.
11-07-2009 06:11 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after a litle fiddling around, I got it to work. I guess the problem was that everything was loading to the folder "~m.p.coyle". I re-loaded everything right off the root directory and now it works. Is that typically how webpages are loaded?
Can you tell I am new at this!? :-)
Thanks for you other reply - it looks like I am up and running for now.
11-07-2009 06:21 AM
Yes, for your page to be served up at the address http://home.comcast.net/~username/ The index page has to be loaded in the root directory. The server has a directory directive list of valid file names that it looks for to serve up. index.htm or index.html are two of several that can be used.
Your pages will work in a subdirectory also but will not be served up as http://home.comcast.net/~username. Instead you would have to type the address http://home.comcast.net/~username/subdirectoryname
Glad you got it figured out and got it to work. Assumed you were loading the pages into the root.
11-07-2009 09:14 AM
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