Re: Newbie web-hosting question..
From: James Mercola (james_at_mercola.com)
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:59:15 GMT
"Tim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 01:32:18 GMT,
> "James Mercola" <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted:
>> my FTP uploads fine, and I've removed the temporary "index.html" and
>> replaced with my own, but when I try to open my domain in a web browser,
>> get the "Test Page" instead of my own index.htm. There doesn't seem to
>> be a
>> test page in my root web directory.
>> when I actually TYPE IN "index.htm" after my domain name in my browswer
>> window, it does bring up my home page.
> Name your default file *exactly* how the server expects it to be. Are you
> really expecting it to treat your "index.htm" as the replacement for its
> "index.html", or is that a typing error?
Had no idea of what the server expects. I'm actually a web-designer who's
giving hosting a shot. Serverside stuff counfounds me. Plus, I don't have
access remotely to the linux shell, just the "plesk" admin panel, so I'm not
sure if I can config Plesk to "accept" HTM vs HTML. (yes, the orig
placeholder was "HTML")
> Alternatively, reconfigure the server to use the default file name that
> want to use. I always do that, it annoys me to have an "index" named file
> that is *not* an index.
> It could also be a caching issue with your browser. Try clearing the
> cache, or simply refresh the page while holding the shift or ctrl key down
> (many browsers really redraw the page rather than reload the page unless
> you force the browser to).
Thanks for the tip on CTRL-F5. What does it do differently than just F5