Editing the index.html file

The home page of your Web site is a file named index.html. This is the Web page visitors see when they access your site from the Internet.

The file is originally created by your service provider and stored on your site. You can edit the file through the File Manager, or you can replace it by copying your own index.html file to the Web server.

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To edit the index.html file:

  1. In the shortcuts area of the Home page, click Manage Files (File Manager section). The directory list is displayed.

  2. In the File Manager, drill down to the var/www/html directory. If you are in the Root directory, and the Path to current directory bar shows /, drill down by clicking var, then www, then html.

Be sure to click the name of the directory; if you click the folder icon, you access the directory's properties.

When you are in the directory, the Path to current directory bar at the top of the page shows var/www/html.

  1. In the Name area of the Path form, locate the file named index.html, then click Edit in the Actions column of that file. A window opens displaying the contents of the file.

  1. Delete the text in the file by highlighting all of the text, then pressing Delete.

  2. Copy the text between the horizontal lines below, then paste it into the file. To copy, highlight the text by dragging your mouse across it while pressing the left mouse button, then hold down the Ctrl while pressing C. To paste, place the cursor in the file then hold down Ctrl while pressing V.



<title>My new home page</title>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">


<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">

<p align="center">&nbsp;</p>

<p align="center"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><b><font color="#009900" size="6" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">

Hello World!</font></b></font></p>

<p align="center"><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">

Welcome to my <i><font color="#009900">new</font></i> home page.</font></b></p>



  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Save Changes.

  2. Open a browser and go to your home page. If the page has already been open in a browser window, be sure to refresh or reload the page. The page shows your new text.

As an alternative to editing the file in the File Manager, you can create your own index.html file and upload it to your site.

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