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From Anthony Schorer <>
Subject RE: Question from total novice
Date Sat, 04 May 2002 17:19:43 GMT
In the conf file, you should see a line that looks somewhat like this:

DirectoryIndex index.html home.html home.htm

The files specified on that line are recognized by apache as valid index 
pages. Simply add 'index.htm' to it, and restart apache.

On Sat, 4 May 2002, Philip Blair wrote:

> Thanks for that, how do I configure Apache to "see" the index.htm file as
> the home page? I have read the docs but can't seem to work this bit out and
> can't see anywhere in the .conf file that seems to do it, at least not
> simply.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack L. Stone []
> Sent: 04 May 2002 18:20
> To:;
> Subject: Re: Question from total novice
> At 06:04 PM 5.4.2002 +0100, Philip Blair wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I know this question probably just reflects my ignorance but I have to
> start
> >somewhere...
> >
> >I'm running Apache under Win2000 and using MS Frontpage as my editor. I
> >don't really know much about Frontpage but put up a site for a laugh for a
> >few friends.
> >
> >Now, Frontpage creates index.htm as it's index file while Apache seems to
> be
> >using index.html.en and that is fine as that's what the docs said. However,
> >when you access my web page the "home page" is unformatted and looks very
> >odd indeed. Certainly nothing like what I would expect. I believe this is
> >because the page you are getting is index.html.en, into which I copied the
> >contents of index.htm.
> >
> >Once you actually navigate into the rest of the web then things start to
> >look like they should and when you click the "home" link the index page
> then
> >looks fine, probably because it is loading index.htm. You can take a look
> on
> > should you wish.
> >
> >So, I guess that either I need to make Apache use index.htm as it's "home"
> >page or make Frontpage recognise index.html.en as a normal page and apply
> >the style to it. However, that is only a guess.
> >
> >I would be grateful for any suggestions as to simple steps I can take to
> >solve this problem. What worries me even more is that it was working fine
> >until this morning so I must have done something silly.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Philip.
> >
> Just rename the home page file index.html.en (English version) as
> index.html.en.bak (if you want to keep it) and then make sure Apache is
> configured to see "htm" and "htmls" as one of the "index" files. Then leave
> the index.htm of choice as the home page.... the one you created on purpose
> by FrontPage....
> .... our website:
> Best regards,
> Jack L. Stone
> Server Admin
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