index.htm not showing up as homepage

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by nicrose, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. nicrose macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Hi, I'm building a site for my client and uploaded the finished site today.
    The problem is, when I go to, it does not take me to index.htm, but to the previous home page which was not called
    index.htm. THe weird thing is, I had eliminated all of those
    old files off the server, so why the heck is the entire old site still showing up??
    And why isn't my index.htm showing up as the default homepage??
    I can't find a .htaccess file anywhere, so I don't know what the heck the settings are for this site. It's one of those sites where I have to use something like FileZilla just to upload everything.

    any suggestions would be appreciated on how I can get index.htm to be the default home page.

  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Some servers don't recognize .htm, try .html and I'm sure you'll be fine.
  3. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
    If the old pages are still showing up even though you deleted them from the server, your browser has probably cached them. Hold down shift when you click reload and that will override the cache.
  4. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2006
    São Paulo
    whos your host? some ask you to use homepage.html
  5. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    Sounds dumb, but make sure you uploaded your files to the proper directory.
    If you did, it probably is just the cache.

    You can't find an .htaccess file? Is it a Windows server? They use default.htm instead of index.html I believe.

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