My Account

Microsoft Frontpage discontinued… What to do now

Microsoft Frontpage is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for the MS Windows operating system. This software which was first released in 1997 and was eventually removed from the MS office suite in 2003. Frontpage has since been discontinued by Microsoft with the last stable version being released on October 21, 2003.

Because Frontpage has reached the end of its life (8 years ago) it has been increasingly difficult to maintain and support on our servers. Older software will gradually deteriorate when not maintained by Microsoft support and eventually becomes a security risk. As data security and integrity is of the upmost importance at Letshost a decision was made to remove the FrontPage extensions from our shared servers.

In 2006, Microsoft released their new HTML Editor/Web Design product called Microsoft Expression Web with version 4 being released in June 2010. This product is much more feature rich and adheres Web standards much more strictly. Expression Web supports PHP, HTML/XHTML, XML/XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET or ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, Flash, Windows Media, and Photoshop, as well as integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Studio.

Some free alternatives to Frontpage/Expression can be found on the links below

There are also many free, web-based Content Management Systems and Blogging systems available online. Popular choices include Joomla (, Drupal (drupal.or) and WordPress (