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Moving from index.html to index.php
Will the transition be silky smooth?
Deodato




msg:242780
 1:19 pm on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've always agreed with whoever coined 'a good page never changes'. My filenames never have and I've got some very solid old links now.

Thing is, now I want to change the filename of my index from index.html to index.php. This seems fine as everyone links to me using domain.com/ not domain.com/index.html.

Is this right? My finger is hovering over the red button and my head is swimming :)

 

agerhart




msg:242781
 2:25 pm on Jul 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would go ahead with it. You may want to use your Htaccess, robots.txt, or another method to make sure that you are alright. You probably don't need to, but it never hurts to be safe.

davelms




msg:242782
 6:52 pm on Jul 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you have access to your .htaccess file, you may want to consider including:

<Files index.html>
ForceType application/x-httpd-php
</Files>

For me this allowed me to continue with the filename index.html but it is now parsed as if it were PHP so I can include PHP code within it.

Deodato




msg:242783
 11:27 pm on Jul 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your help, using .htaccess seems like the smart option :)

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