The Account Control Center (ACC) has a list of default homepages stored in it, so when you add an HTML or PHP file with the default homepage name, it will automatically be allotted as your website’s homepage.
ACC Default Homepage Names:
Setting Up a Default Homepage
If you want to use one of the default homepage names, simply create a page with a filename that matches one of the default homepage names. If you already have a homepage, you can change its name to match a default name. However, keep in mind that if you change the filename of an existing page, you should make sure all pages linking to it are also updated. If the dependent pages are not updated, it may result in broken links.
Adding a Default Homepage
You can change the default homepage names in the ACC. There are two ways to do this:
You can change the default homepage in the ACC.
- Log into the Account Control Center (ACC)
- Click Domains
- Click Manage Your Domain Names in the drop-down
- Click on your desired domain name
- Click Manage Web Settings
- Click Index Page
- Next to Index Filenames, input the name of your homepage
- Click Update
If successful, a green confirmation bar will appear at the top of the page and tell you the Index Pages have been updated.
Changing the default homepage with .htaccess
You can change the default homepage in your .htaccess file. For help finding your .htaccess file, read our article Accessing Your .htaccess File.
Once you have accessed the .htaccess file, input DirectoryIndex, followed by your new homepage name. It is possible to list multiple accepted homepage names, so you can add the other default names if you want.
DirectoryIndex NewName.html index.html index.php
Save your .htaccess file to your server. Once you do this, the new default homepage name will be added to your server.