Really simple question


#1

OK…simple question that’s driving me nuts.

Let’s say that my domain is www.hoover.com (that’s not my real site name). I want to make a homepage at that address. I’ve made my page on the Mac program, Freeway, and I’ve uploaded it. LOOKS GREAT! The only problem is…I can only see the website if I go to: www.hoover.com/welcome.html. How can I make it so when I type in www.hoover.com it automatically takes me to www.hoover.com/welcome.html? Thanks in advance.


#2

Two ways:

  1. Rename welcome.html to index.html

or

  1. Create an .htaccess file with a DirectoryIndex directive in it to make welcome.html your “default” page. More on that can be found on the DreamHost Wiki:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Sign_Up/Infrastructure/Software/_Apache

–rlparker


#3

Thank you ONE MILLION TIMES, RLParker. The index idea worked perfectly!


#4

You are welcome and I’m glad you got it working! :slight_smile:

–rlparker