FP2000 Server Extensions, Downside to Using Them?

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Have used FrontPage 2000 to make a few simple web pages, but have not tried the Server Extensions. They sound like they make organizing and publishing a site easier.

Assuming my web host supports the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, how easy or hard to work with are they?

Is there _any_ downside to using the FP 2000 Server Extensions?

Thanks for your help.

Question by:news2003
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Well you do not really need them unless you are hosting.  A friend of mine just started a small hosting company & he has not had any problems.  When he gets a new URL - he just tells the server to install the FP extensions.  If you are using a lot of FP extra, like the web bots, you the server needs the extensions, so as far as that is concerned, there is no downside - and you have no choice.  

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If your host supports them, they allow you to use not only the publishing features of FP, they allow you to use the database, forms, disccussion boards, etc. that are built into FP.

I'm not crazy about the database handling, but the forms and discussion boards are very easy to work with. The forms have a tendency to break after a while, but if you don't have a high traffic site, they can work well.

Just bear in mind that if you need to move the site, you'll need to make sure that you move to another FP enabled server, or those things won't work.
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