Microsoft's new Expression Web, which has replaced FrontPage is now available.
One thing EW does is that it creates a home page named default.htm
Apache dedicated servers will not display a page named default.htm without some re-configuration.
These instructions are for those of you using an Apache dedicated server -- not for shared hosting.
Here's how to do it:
How to add default.htm to an Apache server
Log on using Putty (a free program, just G it) with your username and password.
Enter: su (switch user & log into root)
Copy this code -- vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf -- then right click on your putty window and it will enter it automatically. Press enter.
You will be using Vi to edit your files.
Use your arrow keys to maneuver down to your DirectoryIndex on line 375.
Position the blue or green cursor after DirectoryIndex, press i on your keyboard (this puts you in insert mode).
Type in: default.htm
Enter :wq (for write & quit)