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Where do host my pages? Directory question.

     
3:07 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Obviously I am new to starting a site from scratch. I recent hosted a site and when I login I see various folders.

These are the folders:

home
mail
public_ftp
public_html
tmp
www

Do I pull all webpages - including my homepage (www.domain.com) in the public html folder? Or should the homepage be in the /home4/mysite folder?

Appreciate the input. Also, do I need to name the homepage index.html? This is going to be a very basic .html content site.

7:58 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I had this issue with my web host a while back, I can't remember the answer. I just kept moving the home page around until I could see it.
8:06 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'd go for public_html first, "most likely suspect."

Servers are generally configured to look for indexing in a particular order, like index.html, if not found, index.html, if not found . . . others, depends on what's in your configuration. So index.html should be fine - but a small hint, for links back to "home page," don't do

<a href="/index.html">Home</a>

do

<a href="/">Home</a>

This gives you the freedom to do things with "home" that may or may not involve changing the extension, without having to consider SEO issues.