August 7, 2014
On September 1, 2014 Varial Hosting will discontinue support for FrontPage Extensions across all of our servers.
Microsoft has discontinued all development and support of FrontPage since 2006 but for the interest of our clients still using this software we had committed to providing support for FrontPage Extensions as long as it was safe and feasible for us to do so.
In July of 2013 cPanel had warned that support for FrontPage Extensions would be removed from their platform at the end of 2013 as its continued support was hindering the use of new security and performance advancements, but a patch was made available to temporarily continue FrontPage support until a time came that it was no longer compatible with their code base.
Notice was given at the start of 2014 that our continued support of FrontPage Extensions was temporary and would be removed in the near future.
Yesterday cPanel announced that support for FrontPage Extensions would be fully discontinued upon the release of the next version of the cPanel platform, due in Fall 2014. To prepare for this upcoming release we will be removing all support for FrontPage Extensions from our servers on September 1st.
Note that clients may continue to use Microsoft FrontPage to create and maintain their websites but must use an alternate method to upload their website files such as FTP, File Manager or Web Disk. Functionality requiring FrontPage Extensions such as form processing, hit counters or guestbooks will cease to function after September 1st. If your FrontPage website utilizes such features please seek an alternative option.