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  • got started with bluehost.
    pardon my ignorance, but i’m used to dealing with the free/no-real-domain-name side of wordpress. so this is a bit confusing to me.

    don’t understand this re the parked page:

    If you are the website owner you must remove this temporary page prior to viewing your site. It is named “default.html” and is located in your /public_html folder.

    at all. How do i make the parked page my actual page?

    any help is greatly appreciated.


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  • The best bet is to delete that file and upload one called index.html or index.php in the case of WordPress to the same location on the server.

    You can however control which file loads by default by adding this line to your .htaccess file:

    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php default.html

    This will cause index.html to load first should it exist and if it does not, then it will look for the next and so on… These can be changed to be in any order depending on which one you want to load by default.

    Understanding the default page put up by BlueHost would be best explained by someone at BlueHost. You can contact them 24/7.

    That page is just a page reminding you that you don’t have anything. If you load WordPress into your public_html, it will automatically use that index.php instead of the default.html file that is currently there. You can use Simple Scripts to easily install WordPress, then, if you want to import existing articles from your blog, you can use the Tools > Import/Export feature to export from your site and then import the exported document into your newly installed site on BlueHost.

    Moderator cubecolour



    have you already installed WordPress?
    If so can you get to it by typing:
    but not:

    If so all you need to do is connect to your site files by ftp and delete default.html.

    The web server will then look for an default page other than default.html and should hopefully fire up your index.php from WordPress instead.

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