Your landing page is generally the same as your home page, but it isn't called home.html.
When somoene enters the name of your site in their browser's address bar (http://www.yoursite.com) that address is your root folder, and not any page in particular. Without an "index page" all they will see is a list of links to the the files you have uploaded.
Some people will build a different landing page than the site home page, but as a rule, most everyone uses an exact copy of the "home.html" page as their landing page or "index.html".
Hope that helps
A landing page can also be defined as a page visitors will arrive at from clicking on an external link to your site. It could be your home page, or any other page in your site. If you had a banner advertisement on a site; the visitor clicks on the banner and then arrives at your landing page.
Right, so I thought I was on the right track then! Okay, so how do I define my home page (www.thefawnworks.co.uk) as the landing page then?? Is it a Save as something like home page, landing page etc??
Thanks so far, regards
Here is info from my web host; 1and1.com after I log in and view their help files:
How should I name the start/home/intro page of my website?
There are certain files that webservers look for when accessing a directory. These
files are the ones that appear automatically when a domain name is entered. The
following names are the ones which are recognized. They are sorted in order of
priority. If for example, in one directory there are two filenames which appear in
the list, then the server will load the file higher up on the priority list.
Here are the accepted file names on Linux Shared Hosting Packages:
Here are the accepted file names MS Shared Hosting Packages:
"Is it a Save as something like home page, landing page etc??"
The page you want visitors to "land on" when they go to your site, (home page, about page, store page, gallery, etc.) needs to be saved as "index.html" in order for the server behavior to define it as the "landing page".
When a server accesses a web address, it accesses the root folder, and as was stated above, there is a priority to what it looks for. First page is index.html.
Save a copy of your home page (or whatever page you want people to see first) as "index.html", and upload it.
Type in your site address and go there. it will "land" on the page you specified and saved as index.html.
Thanks everybody! That solved the problem!! Cheers and best wishes Neil