Uploading index.html to public_html does nothing

allenperks

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Hey,

I'm completely new to website making and would like to know how to correct this situation in layman's terms.

Here is a timeline of everything I've done:

1) Created .html file "index.html" in Komodo Edit on my Macintosh (Version 10.6.8) (this is my file: /http://www.sendspace.com/file/72bene)
2) Purchased the domain name "nickelbackfansite.com" off Namecheap.com, which I have set to expire next year unless I renew it
3) Purchased the Value Shared Hosting plan off Namecheap, received a hosting welcome guide with all login information for the cpanel.
4) Log in to the cpanel and go to file manager
5) Upload index.html to public_html
6) BUT MY SITE STILL LOOKS LIKE THIS, as if I hadn't uploaded a thing: /http://www.nickelbackfansite.com/

Is there something I missed? What's the problem? How do I get index.html to show when my site is loaded up? Thanks in advance!
 

quietFinn

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You didn't change domain's name servers.
Check the welcome guide you got after you purchased the hosting plan, the info must be there.
 

crazyaboutlinux

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Hey,

I'm completely new to website making and would like to know how to correct this situation in layman's terms.

Here is a timeline of everything I've done:

1) Created .html file "index.html" in Komodo Edit on my Macintosh (Version 10.6.8) (this is my file: Download index.html from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way)
2) Purchased the domain name "nickelbackfansite.com" off Namecheap.com, which I have set to expire next year unless I renew it
3) Purchased the Value Shared Hosting plan off Namecheap, received a hosting welcome guide with all login information for the cpanel.
4) Log in to the cpanel and go to file manager
5) Upload index.html to public_html
6) BUT MY SITE STILL LOOKS LIKE THIS, as if I hadn't uploaded a thing: http://www.nickelbackfansite.com/

Is there something I missed? What's the problem? How do I get index.html to show when my site is loaded up? Thanks in advance!
if there any other index file is exist just rename it, and check it should work. and if the issue is still persist contact namecheap.com for support.
 

allenperks

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You didn't change domain's name servers.
Check the welcome guide you got after you purchased the hosting plan, the info must be there.
I tried accessing http://dns1.namecheaphosting.com/ and http://dns2.namecheaphosting.com/ from the welcome guide, but neither could load. I get a connection timeout notification from my browser because the serve is taking too long.

if there any other index file is exist just rename it, and check it should work. and if the issue is still persist contact namecheap.com for support.
The only things in public_html are the folder "cgi-bin" and my index.html file.
 

quietFinn

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