Back again. I've made some great strides as far as setting up a system whereby I can design at home, export, and import to my webhost correctly. Thanks to everyone who helped. Wondering now if I can have my index.php point to a page created by WP. So when someone types in http://www.domain.com, they actually see the page http://www.domain.com/?page_id=2 for example (yes my WP install is in root dir). I am using the classic theme, so perhaps I should be asking how I could have the index.php file in a theme point a page such as "?page_id=2".
This is all because I want to keep the classic theme, add a page called "Home", and have that "Home" page work from the domain. This would give me a "Home" link in my navigation on the right that would effectively be the same as someone just typing in the domain. If there's a better way to do it I'm all ears. Thanks.