In Progress CPANEL-40953 - Transfer tool incorrectly adds index.html which breaks websites!


May 17, 2007
Hi everyone.

I've got a default page at /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html/index.html which automatically creates a holding page for new accounts. That works great for new accounts, but when transferring accounts in from another server using WHM > Transfers > Transfer Tool, the index.html page gets created even if the site doesn't have one!! So for example when I transfer a website that has index.php as the main website page (no index.html), on the new server it suddenly has both index.php AND index.html. Because html takes precedence over the php file, suddenly all websites transferred in without an existing index.html is showing the holding page instead of the website homepage. This is a huge pain because it involves manually comparing the files on the old / new servers and manually deleting the index.html for any that shouldn't be there. Very time consuming for transfers of hundreds of sites.

Am I missing something, or is this a bug? Thanks
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