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Index / homepage question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wrathlo, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Wrathlo

    Wrathlo Registered

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    Thanks to everyone for your help in advance. This is all new to me.

    As silly as this may sound I'm having difficulty setting the index or home page. I have created an index.html in my public_HTML folder, yet it will not display as the index page.

    After viewing the help files, videos, and searching through this forum, I'm affraid what advise or help I have found isn't working.

    Is there something terribly simple I'm overlooking? Have I overlooked a guide?
     
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    I am having the same exact problem. I have tried everything that you have and nothing seems to work. My site was registered at namecheap.com and there is no useful info on their site at all. This is starting to drive me insane :eek:
     
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    Are your domain's nameservers set to what your host said to set them to? If so, it can take a day or so for that to take effect.

    Try going to the site by IP address like http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/~accountusername/.
     
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    Thank you Mike for the reply. I have been trying to find my domain's nameservers settings since I read your post this morning. I have emailed namecheap.com for assistance and I hope they reply.

    When I visit the site via using the IP address: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/~accountusername/
    I am redirected to http://serv01.siteground119.com/~accountusername/ but I can see the index.html page that I placed in /public_html/

    It's embarassing that this is so difficult! lol. But I feel once I find out how to get the index up the rest will fall into place.
    I have only used Yahoo Webhosting in the past so this is a learning experience for me.

    Thanks again.
    - John
     
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    That means your account is set up and working. Your domain just isn't pointing to your hosting account yet. You should have gotten a welcome email saying something like "set your domains nameservers to point to ns1.something.com and ns2.something.com". You need to go to where your domain is registered and set the nameservers for it in there somewhere. Once you do that, it should work in a few hours.
     
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    Great ... thank you!

    I think I am starting to understand now. I just followed the steps you suggested so hopefully it will be working in a few hours.

    Thanks again!

    EDIT: Just checked and it worked!!! Wow!! Thanks!!
     
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    See, it's simple, once you know what to do. ;)
     
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    That means the server is set to not allow access that way.

    Are the domains nameservers set at the registrar?
    Do you have any other index.??? pages in the public_html folder?
    What do you get when going to your domain?
     
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