These are files added to the server that allow you to use the advaced features, also called components, of Front Page. There is a lot of controversy on the use of these extensions. On our hosting packages, these extensions are turned off by defaut but you have the option to turn them on. If you don't know exactly what you are doing, leave them off. If you turn them on, you must always use Front Page to publish (upload) your website otherwise your site may not work properly.