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    What is the index.html page?

    I want to know that what is the index.html page. In what purpose its use in website and what is benefit to use index.html in website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirephpexpert View Post
    I want to know that what is the index.html page. In what purpose its use in website and what is benefit to use index.html in website.
    This article will help you in knowing more about index.html pages.
    http://webdesign.about.com/od/beginn...index_html.htm

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    Its your main page of your website. In other word you can say its home page.

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    Index.html is the file name that should be given to your web page for accessing it from the web server.

    For example, If somebody is trying to open xyz.com, and since this xyz.com does not contain any file name, the web server picks a default page first from its directory. When web server gets a request for such URL that doesn’t have a file name refers the default file names like index.htm or index.html and shows the result that match closely to xyz.com. Most of the web servers contain the default file name as index.html in their directories. Using of index.html at the top level of your domain is beneficial to restrict the errors like “404 not found”.
    Last edited by bryanbell; 09-11-2012 at 08:08 AM.

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    index.html or index.php if the first page somebody will see when visiting your website, your homepage, by default, in less ofcourse you change it via your control panel and set it up to something like home.html

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    The Web server website is built on directories and each web page has a different file. But like http://www.sample.example.com in this URL there is no file listed, but web server needs to show the file in the URL to display rather than the Error page. This is the default page and most web server named “index.html” default page is in the directory.
    On Web server you have an index.html page in a directory; this will help users to view the page without typing a file name in the URL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borgninestallon View Post
    This article will help you in knowing more about index.html pages.
    http://webdesign.about.com/od/beginn...index_html.htm
    Thanks for this article, good reading and good information
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    Every website is built inside directories on a Web server. And each Web page is a separate file on that Web server. But sometimes, when you go to a URL, there is no file listed in the URL.

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    There is a file that the Web server requires to serve in order for that URL to display anything other than an error page. This file is the default page for that directory. On most Web servers, the default page in a directory is named "index.html".

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    this is the first page you see it may be either index.html or index.htm, or index.php or default.html

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    index.html or index.php means it is your main page of your website.

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    I agree with bryanbell because his answer is much relevant to question... Thanks man for the nice info

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    Every website is built inside directories on a Web server. And each Web page is a separate file on that Web server. But sometimes, when you go to a URL, there is no file listed in the URL. For example:

    http://www.brandedlogos.net/
    But there is still a file that the Web server needs to serve in order for that URL to display anything other than an error page. This file is the default page for that directory. On most Web servers, the default page in a directory is named "index.html".

    What this means is that when you go to a URL without a file named at the end, the server looks for a default file and displays that automatically. Just as if you had typed in that file name in the URL:

    brandedlogos(dot)net/index(dot)htm There are Three Default Page Names

    There are three commonly used default page names that you can use on most Web servers:

    index.html
    index.htm
    default.htm (on some Windows servers)
    It's a good idea to stick with index.html or index.htm on most servers, as default.htm is most often used on Windows servers, and isn't as common as it used to be.

    You Should Have an index.html Page in All Your Directories

    Whenever you have a directory on your website you should have an index.html page. This allows your readers to see a page when they come to that directory without typing a file name in the URL. It also prevents them from seeing things you might not want them to see.

    If you don't put in an index.html file in a directory, most Web servers will display a file listing of all the files in that directory. While in some situations, you might want that, most of the time this is ugly at best and a security hole at worst. Writing a default Web page and naming it index.html helps solve those problems.
    Last edited by steverandey; 10-01-2012 at 03:00 AM.

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    This is right whether you are using a free hosting service or you include your individual domain name. That method, when people come to your URL, they automatically get your main page.

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    According to me First thing you need is a web host. When purchasing a Web Hosting Plan what you are doing is renting space on the world wide web.Once you have your web pages created in your text editor on your computer, one of the easiest ways to get them onto the world wide web is by using the FTP in the CPanel control of your hosting account.

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