Default home page

When setting up your Web-hosting services, your service provider creates a default home page for your domain. Until you change it, this is the page your visitors see when they go to your site <example.com> on the Internet. The file name of this default home page is index.html, and it is located on your site in the var/www/html directory. The text of the default home page is shown below.


Welcome to <domainname.com>!

This is a place-holder for the DOMAINNAME home page.

If you are the domain owner:

Log on to the Site Administrator control panel to start managing this site (you might want to bookmark this link).

Through the Site Administrator control panel you can:

After you log in, be sure to visit the online Help quick-start guide. It will help you get up and running in no time!

If you are a user account holder:

Log on to the User Administrator control panel to start managing your account (you might want to bookmark this link).

Through the User Administrator control panel you can:

About Web sites

Web sites are servers connected to the Internet. On Web sites, you can publish Web pages in a format called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Anyone with a computer connected to the Internet can view Web pages using programs called browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer / AOL / Netscape Navigator. You can also use Web sites to send and receive email over the Internet.

Creating and publishing Web pages

The easiest way to create a Web page is to use a Web-authoring tool, also called an HTML-authoring tool. Some of the more common authoring tools are Composer, which is free and available from Netscape, FrontPage, which is available for purchase from Microsoft, and Dreamweaver, which is available for purchase from Macromedia. These tools write the HTML code for you as you compose your page. Using them is similar to using a word processor such as Microsoft Word.

As an alternative, you can create Web pages by writing the HTML code yourself in a text editor program such as Notepad. Pointers to learning HTML include Writing HTML: A tutorial for creating Web pages, Web Monkey, CNET Web Builder, HTML Goodies, Yale Web Style Guide, and W3C HTML home page.

If you own this domain, log in to the Site Administrator control panel, then go to the quick-start guide in the online Help for more information about publishing Web pages to your site.

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