godaddy Windows account, can I still publish? Without PHP maybe?

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Hey guys, a blog I read had your info on it, so I just wanted to do a proof of concept, silly site, to just show you could post a website in minutes.

Is there a way to publish my site that does not require PHP?

I have godaddy's Windows package and I do not see anything about PHP. (the Linux side has 4 and 5, but the Windows side doesn't say anything). I tried to publish it anyway and I got two errors that had an unexpected & sign. I deleted those and seemed to get farther, but I still get:

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}' in /home/content/b/a/m/bamanerd/html/classes/commons/component/PageContext.class.php on line 9

The site is so you can see it yourself.

I am assuming either that godaddy's windows side doesn't allow PHP or I'm an idiot. Either way, I see where I can publish via Frontpage, .net, "web 2.0" or AJAX. So is there a way to publish that doesn't require PHP?
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I'm glad that you heard about us and that you are experimenting with SynthaSite. I would love to know how long it takes you to post a website once we have resolved your problem.

It seems as if GoDaddy does support PHP/Windows on their shared hosting plan although it is run in safe mode. I'm not sure what the impact of this will be or if this is related to your problem. I'll see what I can find out and get back to you soon. Note that this facility has been deprecated by GoDaddy and that they no longer provide technical support for this. See

In the meantime you may want to consider hosting the site with SynthaSite. You can still use your own domain and the setup process is quite straightforward. You can access this option from the Publishing -> Publishing Settings menu.
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In addition, bamanerd, you may want to put those "&" signs back... they are needed. More than likely GoDaddy is on a version of PHP prior to version 5 which is why it complains about the ampersands.