Web space help...

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by brodyhooperquint, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    Hi...
    I have bought webspace from a hosting company. One 2 gig and one 99 gig. On the 99 gig one I am having problems assigning a domain name. Our host got back to me and said that there was no index page on the 99 gig space.
    But on the 2 gig space there is an index page. The hosting company says either make an index page or point the domain to another folder other than the htdocs, what I want to know is how do you make an index page.
    I'm a complete newbie to this side of things so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Colin :)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Create a HTML document and call it "index.html". Then upload it to the root folder, which would appear to be "htdocs" in your case.
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Save this as index.html with notepad or whatever. Very basic but it will be something.

    Code:
    <html>
    <title>Coming Soon</title>
    <body>
    <br /><br /><br />
    <center>
    <h1>This Page... Coming Soon.
    </h1>
    </center>
    </body></html>
     
  4. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    Thanks SPeedY_B and xsivforce for the quick reply and help, very much appreciated. I'm off now to give your suggestions a go, keeping fingers crossed :up:

    Cheers Colin :)
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I really don't see what index pages has to do with domains, but I hope i works. ;)
     
  6. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Zedric, some hosts use certain cpanels that wont do anything unless there is an index page of somesort present.. odd i know but it does happen
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    most control panel stick a standard index.html page in the folder for the newly added domain, at least sensible ones do ;) :p
     
  8. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    Thanks for the help guys, a friend sorted it for me :)

    Merry Xmas, Colin :) :)