Stupid question for new Dreamhoster


#1

Ok this is dumb but I was hoping someone could help.

I just signed up for Dreamhost this morning. I did get a new domain and I do understand everything about DNS propagation, FTP, uploading, etc. My domain was active within the hour and I am able to FTP through my domain. What I want to know though is that I’ve uploaded my site but it won’t load the index.html automatically (i.e. if someone just types in kungajamas.com in the address bar), if I do an absolute path for it in my address bar it’s fine and I can see the index.html file just dandy. Is this a time issue, do I just need to wait? or am I doing something wrong?

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

I might not got a handle of your problem, but DNS propagation is different for different people. It all depends on how often and when their ISP’s update their DNS information.

Before now I have waited more than 48 hours before I pass information on a new domain onto people, and there is still occasionaly very small minority who still can not see it.

NTL in the UK are notorious for this…

I use www.dnsreport.com as a check to see if everthing with a new domain is peachy…

http://www.dnsreport.com/

The domain in your post

kungajamas.com works fine for me


#3

did you try index.htm? .html might not be set to the default page. usually i use index.php, or index.htm, but if you really must have index.html, you should be able to add it with the .htaccess file.


#4

No, index.html works fine, and is the traditional standard name for a main index… .htm is the dumbed-down Microsoftism version of the file extension, and it lowers your IQ 20 points every time you use it.

– Dan