Cannot publish to http://localhost


G

Guest

I upgraded to XP Pro w/SP2 and installed FrontPage 2003. I can open my
FrontPage website on my ISP's hosting server, but when I go to download the
entire site to my local computer in order to maintain the site, I get an
error that http://localhost does not exist. I have gone into Control
Panel/AddRemove Progs and installed all of IIS and Web Service. When I go
into Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Internet Information Service I see
the following tree:
Internet Information Services
|--MyComputer (local computer)
|--Web Sites
|--Default Web Site
|--IISHelp
If I right-mouse click on "Default Web Site" above, the Start line is grayed
out and the Stop button is active which makes me think the server is running.
The home directory is listed as C:\inetpub\wwwroot which looks correct. The
help file says that I can find help at //localhost/iishelp but I get a "Page
Not Found" when I type that in. I've also tried http://mycomputername and
that doesn't work. I'm on a domain and I looked at My Computer and it says
my computer name is "mycomputer.domainname.local" and so I tried
http://mycomputer.domainname.local" and that also didn't work. If I look at
the Microsoft Management Console, it shows:
Console Root
|-- Front Page Server Extensions
|--MYCOMPUTER
|--/LM/W3SVC/1:
I assume my local Frontpage server is running and can be published to, but I
can't figure out what the URL is for it. All I want to do is download and
edit my web site. Anybody got any ideas?
 
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Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

When you went to Publish to localhost, did you give the web a name?
ex.. you'd Publish to http://localhost/somenamehere


|I upgraded to XP Pro w/SP2 and installed FrontPage 2003. I can open my
| FrontPage website on my ISP's hosting server, but when I go to download
the
| entire site to my local computer in order to maintain the site, I get an
| error that http://localhost does not exist. I have gone into Control
| Panel/AddRemove Progs and installed all of IIS and Web Service. When I go
| into Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Internet Information Service I see
| the following tree:
| Internet Information Services
| |--MyComputer (local computer)
| |--Web Sites
| |--Default Web Site
| |--IISHelp
| If I right-mouse click on "Default Web Site" above, the Start line is
grayed
| out and the Stop button is active which makes me think the server is
running.
| The home directory is listed as C:\inetpub\wwwroot which looks correct.
The
| help file says that I can find help at //localhost/iishelp but I get a
"Page
| Not Found" when I type that in. I've also tried http://mycomputername and
| that doesn't work. I'm on a domain and I looked at My Computer and it
says
| my computer name is "mycomputer.domainname.local" and so I tried
| http://mycomputer.domainname.local" and that also didn't work. If I look
at
| the Microsoft Management Console, it shows:
| Console Root
| |-- Front Page Server Extensions
| |--MYCOMPUTER
| |--/LM/W3SVC/1:
| I assume my local Frontpage server is running and can be published to, but
I
| can't figure out what the URL is for it. All I want to do is download and
| edit my web site. Anybody got any ideas?
|
 
G

Guest

OK, I just tried something and it worked. I tried
http://192.168.1.11/index.html and my web site came up. So that means I am
not getting DNS resolution when I type in http://localhost.

So now my next question is, since I am on a SBS2003 DHCP and could get a
different IP address in the future, how do I assign a friendly name such as
"localhost" to my local web site. Should I put a line in my local HOSTS file
such as "127.0.0.1 localhost"? Or am I stuck running an IPCONFIG and finding
out what my local IP is and downloading (publishing) my hosted web to
http://(currentIP) everytime I want to publish locally?

I'm getting there but this is way more complicated than I want it to be.
 
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R

Rob Giordano \(Crash\)

http://localhost is your local machine.

127.0.0.1 is where the heart is.




| OK, I just tried something and it worked. I tried
| http://192.168.1.11/index.html and my web site came up. So that means I
am
| not getting DNS resolution when I type in http://localhost.
|
| So now my next question is, since I am on a SBS2003 DHCP and could get a
| different IP address in the future, how do I assign a friendly name such
as
| "localhost" to my local web site. Should I put a line in my local HOSTS
file
| such as "127.0.0.1 localhost"? Or am I stuck running an IPCONFIG and
finding
| out what my local IP is and downloading (publishing) my hosted web to
| http://(currentIP) everytime I want to publish locally?
|
| I'm getting there but this is way more complicated than I want it to be.
 

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