Why does FrontPage just hang when establishing a connection to my account and then times out?
There are two main reasons why Frontpage will time out on you.
1) If you have a very large website, the chances of Frontpage timing out is greater. The more files you have, the longer it will take FrontPage to connect to your website. All of our webservers are set to a time-out rate of 900 seconds, or 15 minutes. According to Microsoft, this time period is more than sufficient to allow heavy operations of FrontPage extensions to complete. The best solution is to simply do your FrontPage updates at night, when Internet traffic is much lower than during the day.
2) There could be connectivity problems between your ISP/LAN and our network. You can find out if it is a connectivity problem by performing a PING "yourdomain.com" from your dos prompt.