How do I make the index.html file my default file?

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How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#1 Post by Rohanna83 » 2009-09-03 13:58

Hi,

I'm new to all this FTP stuff and need a little help. For some reason my index.html is not my default file for the website. How do I make it the default file?

Hope some one can help

Roh

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#2 Post by greggustin » 2009-09-03 14:30

well . . .
it is not really "FTP stuff"
but "html stuff" - and sometimes controlled by the server settings where you have your website hosted
you might try changing its name to index.htm
if that does not work, then please send me the url to your site
and I can probably help

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#3 Post by boco » 2009-09-03 21:39

it is not really "FTP stuff"
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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#4 Post by Rohanna83 » 2009-09-14 13:48

Thanks for your help. It turns out I was being a bit of a Muppet and had accidentally renamed my index.html file: "index..html". It's always the smallest of errors! :roll:

Thanks anyway!
Roh

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#5 Post by gisdude » 2009-11-24 06:34

I am having this problem. I just started creating a website with Dreamweaver and when I uploaded the files (with FileZilla) the root directory shows up - I forgot to create the index.html file.

How do I create the index file AFTER I've uploaded the site?

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#6 Post by boco » 2009-11-24 14:14

Huh? The first file you want to load should be named index.html or index.htm - if it is missing simply create in on your PC and upload it like the other files.
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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#7 Post by gisdude » 2009-12-09 04:00

Hey all. I just wanted to follow up.

Apparently, when I was trying to upload the index file, the hosting company forgot to create a folder in the root drive that was for the website.

After a couple of emails, they finally created one.

So, I think you can close this one.

Thx for the help all.

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#8 Post by dominick » 2010-05-20 08:52

normally,the host company will give you cpanel or panel,can setting in there

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#9 Post by uzoom » 2010-06-07 06:52

Thanks gisdude I had the same problem. Maybe we have the same host.

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#10 Post by mkp123 » 2010-08-07 06:59

I think the basic problem is that it is not ftp but html. I think the author should contact the hosting company which hosts this website to do Multivariate Testing. I seriously feel that this error is due to the server settings of the hosting company. He should send a detailed email to them telling them about the problem and soon they will rectify it. I hope that he will let us know the end result.
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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#11 Post by Fareez » 2011-12-22 09:14

greggustin wrote:well . . .
it is not really "FTP stuff"
but "html stuff" - and sometimes controlled by the server settings where you have your website hosted
you might try changing its name to index.htm
if that does not work, then please send me the url to your site
and I can probably help

i have the same promlem like this,i cant access my website and the webhosting support just tell me this"This happens when you do not have an index.html or an index.php file. If you upload your index file your site will come back online and appear as it should".But i really dont understand how to do it.Please help me.

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#12 Post by Chadwicksracing » 2011-12-27 21:24

Rohanna83 wrote:Hi,

I'm new to all this FTP stuff and need a little help. For some reason my index.html is not my default file for the website. How do I make it the default file?

Hope some one can help

Roh

Basically this can be set to your default in the admin CP for your web hosting. Or if you are dedicated, your Apache server settings has these settings in the config file.
"This happens when you do not have an index.html or an index.php file. If you upload your index file your site will come back online and appear as it should".But i really dont understand how to do it.Please help me.
That can also be the problem..
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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#13 Post by coolomi » 2012-09-08 08:02

Rohanna83 wrote:Hi,

I'm new to all this FTP stuff and need a little help. For some reason my index.html is not my default file for the website. How do I make it the default file?

Hope some one can help

Roh

This is not a FTP ( File transfer protocol is something else ) Index.html is a home page of your website when you build it from HTML coding.
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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#14 Post by Webdev » 2012-09-20 20:03

The problem of Fareez is that he has no index.html file or index.htm or index.php file in his /public_html directory. So if you want your page to appear, make sure you go in the folder /public_html and upload your index.htm/html/php whatever it is and it will appear. Nothing simpler.

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Re: How do I make the index.html file my default file?

#15 Post by TomStavil » 2013-08-02 09:08

Webdev wrote:The problem of Fareez is that he has no index.html file or index.htm or index.php file in his /public_html directory. So if you want your page to appear, make sure you go towards a dentist great malvern in the folder /public_html and upload your index.htm/html/php whatever it is and it will appear to find a TF2 aimbot. Nothing simpler.
Been trying to upload my html files to a different directory without knowing, only new to all this website stuff but thank you so much!! :)

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