Nginx + Frontpage extensions

Hello,

I’m a long time mailing list subscriber and I had a client ask me about
this. I drew a blank so here goes:

My client wants to use Frontpage extensions because she is accustomed to
using them. I run all my website clients on VPS servers because nginx is
very efficient. I usually run nginx + MySQL + php-cgi and my clients are
extremely happy I migrate them from shared hosting to “their own
server”. This client needs Frontpage extensions and I’m dreading the
thought of putting her on Apache - any ideas or suggestions besides
telling her to stop using Frontpage? :wink:

Thank you very much!

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,181144,181144#msg-181144

On 08.03.2011, at 7:39, vpslist wrote:

very efficient. I usually run nginx + MySQL + php-cgi and my clients
are
extremely happy I migrate them from shared hosting to “their own
server”. This client needs Frontpage extensions and I’m dreading the
thought of putting her on Apache - any ideas or suggestions besides
telling her to stop using Frontpage? :wink:

nginx has no Frontage support.


Igor S.
http://sysoev.ru/en/

No kind of hack you could think of?

On 3/9/11 7:47 AM, Christopher wrote:

No kind of hack you could think of?

My guess is that anyone who is still running a site or sites based on
FrontPage is not running anything high volume. Putting her on a VPS with
Apache is probably not going to stress your server very much. You might
remind her that there are no longer any security updates for FrontPage
as it is way beyond EOL (2006) and she should learn a new way to develop
her site(s). This may also be a concern for you. I’m not aware of any
security issues with FrontPage that allow a user to gain access to the
server itself from the VPS, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.
Certainly if there are holes that use your server to send/relay spam
from your IP that would be bad enough. Again, I’m not really up on that.
Your alternative to using Apache on a VPS for her is to tell her that
you can no longer host FrontPage based sites and that she has a choice
to develop her site(s) using a more modern tool or to find another host.

using them. I run all my website clients on VPS servers because nginx is


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Jim O.

Yeah. I’m trying to migrate her over to Wordpress but she has 7000+ HTML
pages. It’s like an online encyclopedia she is running. I was going to
put her on one of mine that could handle her traffic but she made the
offer to purchase her own VPS so this will be fine.

I keep telling her Frontpage is EOL but she knows us computer folks can
think of something.

Maybe I’ll put in a bid to copy/paste/reformat her pages over to
Wordpress… :wink:

So since NGINX has no support for FP ext. would it be possible to use
the staticvhost setup for domains that need to use the FP ext. ? Or
would that not work?

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,181144,188342#msg-188342

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