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Multiple Domains using Front Page

keppy2008
Grafter
Posts: 67
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Multiple Domains using Front Page

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Is it possible to have multiple domain names all created by FrontPage and loaded onto the plusnet webspace ?
They would all require individual site addresses.
Is this allowed by PLusnet and if so does anyone know the costs involved?
IF Plusnet do allow such sites is it common across all ISP's e.g. does AOL allow similar?
Thanks
Ken.
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Multiple Domains using Front Page

Yes it's fairly easy provided you have a subscription account. Nearly all PN accounts support at least three domains.

In Frontpage create a master "web" and create subwebs inside it one for each of your sites.

Upload the master web (including subwebs).

Under Domain Management set each domain to point to the correct folder/subweb.

Wait a while for the servers to update. Note that changing the folder for a domain takes a while, it used to be 24 hours, but once the folder is set correctly new pages appear immediately.
pjemmanuel
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Posts: 349
Registered: 05-04-2007

Multiple Domains using Front Page

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In Frontpage create a master "web" and create subwebs inside it one for each of your sites.

Upload the master web (including subwebs).

It's not necessary to create all the domains as subwebs of a master web. Each 'site' can be created in Frontpage in isolation from any others and don't need to be a subweb.
The only important thing to remember is to correctly set the publish point when you go to upload it, and to keep separate sites in separate directories. Also, if you want to avoid lots of questions when publishing with frontpage, don't use the root folder of the webspace - ie htdocs, to publish to, only create directories there.
In this way, you can publish each site individually from the others, without having to wait while Frontpage checks subdomains.

By way of example, say you are creating two sites, site1 and site2.
Create them individually in Frontpage and when completed use Frontpage to publish them.
Publish site1 to ftp://ftp.plus.net/htdocs/site1
and site 2 to ftp://ftp.plus.net/htdocs/site2
Because you are directing FP to separate directories, it won't look at the other directory and ask if you want it removed/added to the current web.

However, one caveat - if you do publish anything into the root of the webspace - ie htdocs - frontpage will see the directories site1 and site2 and ask if you want them removed or added to the current web. If you are going to publish multiple sites with Frontpage - it's easier to put them into their own individual directories.

HTH
oliverb
Grafter
Posts: 606
Registered: 02-08-2007

Multiple Domains using Front Page

I agree that the webs don't have to be in one master web, but it can be convenient to be able to "publish" all the sites in one operation.
pjemmanuel
Grafter
Posts: 349
Registered: 05-04-2007

Multiple Domains using Front Page

I can see the sense in that - if the sites are logically related, in as much as they would be a sub web , like having a home page with a related gallery.
However, the OP states he wants to host multiple domains. It may not be convenient, or the best use of time to have to publish all the sub webs when just one site is updated.
Just my opinion of course, and I just wanted to point out that it wasn't necessary to keep unrelated sites together, whilst retaining the ability to use FP to publish them individually.