How to open a web using HTTP in FrontPage 2000 or in FrontPage 2002

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This article describes how to open a web using HTTP and the differences between opening a web on a remote server versus a local server.

FrontPage does not open a web via HTTP by default. You must specify the HTTP protocol in the Open Web or New Web dialog box. This can also be referred to as a server-based web.

Open a Web Using the HTTP Protocol

  1. On the File menu, click Open Web.
  2. In the Open Web dialog box, type the URL for the web you want to open in the Folder name text box.

    For example, type:   http://<servername>/<webname>
  3. Click Open.
  4. If you are accessing a web located on a remote server, you will be prompted for a user name and password. Type the user name and password and then click OK.

Differences Between Opening a Web on a Remote Server vs. a Local Server

Editing a Web on a Server That Is Located Locally

  • You are not required to connect to the Internet to edit the web.
  • No user name and password are required to open the web, unless you are using FrontPage Personal Web Server.
  • You must connect to your Web Presence Provider to publish your web.

Editing a Web on a Remote Server

  • Editing your web remotely requires you to submit a user name and password.
  • Internet connection is required to access the remote server. This means you need to connect to your Web Presence Provider (WPP).
  • When you edit a page directly on the remote server, changes are made automatically without the use of the Publish feature.


Article ID: 240951 - Last Review: March 4, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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