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How to make a php the default page of a web site?

Oct 21, 2010 12:39 PM

Hi,

 

I am new to Dreamweaver and have the following simple question.  I have a php file, call it home.php, which I want executed when people enter my site, i.e. when they write http://www.juandent.com/  I am getting an error. When they write http://www.juandent.com/home.php  there is no error and my site displays fine. However I do not want to force upon my visitors to have to remember appending home.php.

 

So, http://www.juandent.com/ should mean http://www.juandent.com/home.php.

 

How?

 

Thanks,

Juan

 
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    Oct 21, 2010 12:46 PM   in reply to juandent@mac.com

    Your web host can tell you the default name set up for a file name on their server which does not have to be specified for the server to serve that file without further detail.

     

    Normally, what's known as the home page on a website is actually a file named index.php in the root (or highest level) directory on the server (but not always)

     
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    Oct 21, 2010 12:44 PM   in reply to juandent@mac.com

    Use index.php.

     

    The default domain name home page is whatever your server host tells you to use.  99.9% of the time index will do the job.  If not, contact your host.

     

    Nancy O.


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