Really simple question


OK…simple question that’s driving me nuts.

Let’s say that my domain is (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: How can I make it so when I type in it automatically takes me to Thanks in advance.


Two ways:

  1. Rename welcome.html to index.html


  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:



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


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