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Why do I get an empty directory listing where my website should be?
My domain is active, as I get an empty directory listing when I visit it. However, I don't want to host a directory listing - I want to host my web site. How do I upload my web site so that it shows up at my domain name?

When you first get set up and your domain becomes active, your URL will most likely bring you to an empty directory listing page. This is because you haven't uploaded your site yet. To put something up there, you'll need to use an FTP program to send your page(s) to our server. [how do I do that?]

If you have uploaded your site, you need to create an index page [what's that, and how do I get one?]. An index page can have whatever you want on it, but it must be called "index.html" (or "index.cgi" if it's a CGI program, or "index.htm", "index.php" and a few other default names). Calling the file "index.html" tells your visitors' browsers to open that page; otherwise, the browser will just show your file list.

Last updated: Nov 29, 2004.