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Avoiding index html
Avoiding index.htmlThis article will show you how you can use a file other than the index.html as your home page.
Locating the .htaccess file in the File Manager
- Log in to your HostMonster cPanel account. Make sure you are in the cPanel tab.
- Locate the Files section.
- Click the File Manager icon.
- Check the View Hidden Files checkbox.
- You will need to open the folder for the domain name you are editing. If it is your main domain name then select public_html folder/yourdomainname.
- Right click the .htaccess and choose Code Edit.
In the .htaccess file you will need to change the directory index file. To do this simply add one of the following codes in the file:
- Using Home.htm:
DirectoryIndex home.htm index3.php index.htm index.html default.htm
- Using Welcome.html:
DirectoryIndex Welcome.html index.htm index.html default.html
- Using Index.html:
DirectoryIndex Index.html home.htm index.htm index.html default.htm
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