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Registered: ‎10-15-2009

What do I name my INDEX file as? Keep getting default layout!

I'm using Dreamweaver as my editor and FTP.  Where the heck do I put my INDEX.HTML file?  No matter where I put it on Comcasts FTP server, when I go to my URL I keep getting the default layout.  I want the URL to load my INDEX.  Any suggestions are appreciated.

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lead5alpha
Posts: 1,197
Registered: ‎12-15-2007

Re: What do I name my INDEX file as? Keep getting default layout!

The comcast server is case sensitive.  You must use all lower case letters:  index.html or index.htm  Both of these will override the comcast default page   It also must be in the upper most (root directory) for your account and not in a subdirectory.  If you uploaded an entire folder as a subdirectory, you will need to move the files all to the root directory for your account.
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BethKatz
Posts: 6,200
Registered: ‎11-14-2006

Re: What do I name my INDEX file as? Keep getting default layout!

Case matters. index.html

 

But also, refresh the page, clear your cache, and maybe even restart your web browser. I sometimes check it with another browser. I don't know how many times someone has this problem and posts their site URL and even though they aren't seeing their page, we can because the old page isn't stored in some nook or cranny of our web browser.

 

Also note that your site URL will not have site in it. You'll still be able to get to your site built with the Comcast tools. As an example, these are the URLs for my normal site (hand-built) and mine built with the Comcast tools. You'd substitute your username:

http://home.comcast.net/~bethkatz/

http://home.comcast.net/~bethkatz/site/