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casperdaghost 03-25-2010 04:42 PM

linux website configuration - home page
Lets just say I created a website called
I can ftp in to the website from the linux shell - the file structure and commands are similar to Linux, I figured out how to ftp put files up to the site, how to rename them to get them in different directories.

However my problem is a simple one - fundamental and simple.
The HTML file that I uploaded to is called boom.htm
When I go to, I see the standard page that the isp shows for pages that are underconstruction. When I migrate to, my page shows up without error.
How do I get to show boom.htm when I first log it. I want the boom.htm html code to be the homepage for

I want to see the boom.htm information when I log into, without migrating to How do I configure the homepage?

I saw a tutorial that said to make a page called "index" but again I don't want to go to to view the info. I want to just go to

bathory 03-25-2010 05:24 PM


When you visit a site, like, the webserver looks for a page named index.htm (or index.html) to show as default page.
So what you can do is to rename (or delete) the existing index.htm(l) that shows "Under construction" and rename boom.htm to index.htm.
Or if the webserver is apache you can upload a .htaccess file containing:

DirectoryIndex boom.htm index.htm index.html

casperdaghost 03-25-2010 05:36 PM

hey that works, and it was easy - thanks.

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