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Thread: How do I make my website "go live"

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    Default How do I make my website "go live"

    I uploaded a basic text file using notepad stating a new site is coming soon. I loaded it into my public_html folder. When I enter my website address i get a "forbidden error". How do I get the site to appear?

    thanks

    Greg

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    For your site to go live your home page needs to be called index.html

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    Ok but if someone just types in the address ex) www.mydomainname.com will it automatically default to index.html extension?

    sorry for the newbie questions

    greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrest View Post
    Ok but if someone just types in the address ex) www.mydomainname.com will it automatically default to index.html extension?
    Yes. By default, the domain name as the address opens 'index.html' in the 'public_html' folder.

    Also, unlike Windows, the Linux OS on the server is case-sensitive so be sure not to name the file 'Index.html' or use any capital letters in the file name. (And yes, I've tripped myself up a time or two over this. :mad:)

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    Change the permissions of your .htaccess file in public_html to 644.

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    index.html, index.htm , index.php etc should work in normal cases.
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