lappert2001 - 8:35 pm on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
This might do it and is so simple.
I took a dummy index file with only a few words and put it at /home/index.html
At first it didn't work. But for some reason, I had to re-enable the 000-default symlink. The /home/.htaccess is still gone.
I then restarted Apache. Of course browsers don't like to change a page even if it's been changed and the cache is empty). But a few blunt force reloads and eventually it reloaded.
This seems simple and does the job.
Just curious, for the other method, where would you put the redirect (and what would be the code)