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    plesk 8.1 is no longer supporting frontpage...ideas?

    I just found out today that plesk 8.1 is no longer supporting frontpage extensions, here's the link:

    http://kb.swsoft.com/article_44_1546_en.html

    Does anyone know if i can still somehow use frontpage extensions?

    thanks


    ppc123

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    I don't know, try installing them.

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    thats the problem......its not available to install in the plesk updater...

    How else can I install it?

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    Rather then figure out how to install it I would start looking for an alternative.
    With it going EOL I would say most if not all CP's will be removing it.
    I always did like the clouds

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    All will end up having to remove it, which means cPanel also. Although you could download an RPM version of Plesk or ask someone with an older RPM version of Plesk for your OS and install it manually.

    A restart of plesk after that and it should support it.

    It appears this isn't an SW-Soft issue but an issue with Microsoft. From what I gathered there and the research I just did some of, MS is forcing Frontpage to be removed for *nix on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSI-Larry

    It appears this isn't an SW-Soft issue but an issue with Microsoft. From what I gathered there and the research I just did some of, MS is forcing Frontpage to be removed for *nix on purpose.
    Thats what I gathered as well....

    I'm a newbee at this....is there a way to be able to keep an updated version of plesk but somehow be able to support frontpage extensions? Even if its done outside of the CP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppc123
    Thats what I gathered as well....

    I'm a newbee at this....is there a way to be able to keep an updated version of plesk but somehow be able to support frontpage extensions? Even if its done outside of the CP?
    It doesn't say "PLESK" won't support it.

    It says it will no longer be included for Distribution and will not be installed by Plesk.

    This means if you can find an RPM version of Plesk 8.x (not 8.1 or later) or 7.5.x with the RPM in it and then install it you will probably be able to continue supporting it.

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    You should start looking for a better more reliable solution than FP Extensions. The companies that maintained the projects EOL'd the extensions back in June of this year. It was an unreliable product at its best so I would look into something like DW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris1351
    You should start looking for a better more reliable solution than FP Extensions. The companies that maintained the projects EOL'd the extensions back in June of this year. It was an unreliable product at its best so I would look into something like DW.
    It has nothing to do with what "WE" use it has to do with what clients use, and unfortunately that comment to some clients and they won't be a client anymore.

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    XSI,

    Send them the termination of support notice(the official notice), or get a windows server to keep them happy. There are not many other options.

    Even FP on windows is dying and rarely ever updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Stephen)
    XSI,

    Send them the termination of support notice(the official notice), or get a windows server to keep them happy. There are not many other options.

    Even FP on windows is dying and rarely ever updated.
    FP on windows is updated with security updates in IIS 6 and Windows 2003 Server.

    That is gone now for *nix.

    But it is a concern for those hosts with only *nix servers and frontpage customers.

    There are many more out there than you would expect.

    This isn't an issue for us, but it is for many hosts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSI-Larry
    All will end up having to remove it, which means cPanel also.
    While I can't comment on if we're going to remove FrontPage Extension support in cPanel, I will say as of the EDGE builds it seems that the availablility of FrontPage Extensions has more to do with available Apache support for FrontPage extensions than anything.

    For example, if you have Apache 1.3 installed FrontPage Extension support is available (because modules are available for Apache 1.3 to make that possible) but if you have Apache 2.0 or 2.2 installed, FrontPage Extension support is not available.

    However, as others have said FrontPage has reached EOL (End of Life, as in it will no longer be produced by Microsoft).
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    Well, if cPanel is using the same tools that are listed (which everything I have read it does) then they will have to "STOP RE-DISTRIBUTING IT"

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    Hoorah, no more FrontPage server extensions and all the problems it creates!

    Microsoft notified all registered FP users back in June so they have had plenty of time to switch to standard web design practises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroSixty
    Hoorah, no more FrontPage server extensions and all the problems it creates!

    Microsoft notified all registered FP users back in June so they have had plenty of time to switch to standard web design practises.
    If Adobe notified you tomorrow that Dreamweaver was EOL and you had to replace it with a brand new piece of software ($250+ on average for that kind of software) would you do it?

    Or choose your favorite editor that also has a WYSIWYG interface........

    There will still be many people using FP for years to come.

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