Seemingly simple problem with index.html file

nomeat

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Hello!
I have a very simple question, sorry in advance if it is a dumb question - I have been sitting at the computer all day and the brain not working 100% anymore.
I have uploaded the index.html file to the public_html folder. The domain name hosting is with Yahoo, the web page hosting with ehost.com.

1. Before even setting up any sort of forwarding with Yahoo, what web address do I have to put in a browser to be able to see my index.html file?
2. Do I need to "forward" to that address on Yahoo? (Or else, what data will Yahoo need?)

Thank you very much in advance! I have spent a lot of time in the tutorials but can not seem to find the answers.
 

jayh38

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All you need to do right now is setup your domain name servers in yahoo. ehost.com should provide you the needed information. It would be something like ns1.ehost.com ns2.ehost.com

Those addresses will go into your yahoo domain account for the name servers. Once that is setup and resoved (it may take several hours or longer) then you can see your index page just by typing in your domain such as www.mydomain.com

Index files are always loaded by default. You do not need to include them in the http address.

index.htm index.html index.php index.asp etc etc.. you get the idea.

Now if you put an index file inside a sub folder or subdomain, you have to include the name of that sub folder such as, www.mydomain.com/subfolder and the index file will load without calling it.

hope this helps
 

nomeat

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One more

Thank you very much for your answer!
Apparently, Yahoo just takes very long to get the process through.
Still wondering though, should I now be able to type the IP address into my browser and it should then show me the page hosted by Ehost (the one I uploaded with cPanel)?
What kind of format would I have to use in the browser?
Again, thanks a lot!