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Thread: Incredibly basic question: putting finished html on my website

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    Incredibly basic question: putting finished html on my website

    Hi. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post.

    I enjoy making flash games for my friends and family. When it comes time to share them I've been emailing swfs but figured I could do something a little bit easier for my limited audience.

    With that in mind I learned just enough html to put together a very simple webpage with the games on it. I've gotten it working fine on my own computer.

    Next I registered with one of the many web hosting services (Arvixe, if that makes a difference) and got myself a domain name and hosting service plan.

    The basic question I'm struggling with is that I can't seem to figure out how to actually put my htm file on the website! I've uploaded it and its stored with the host, I just don't know how to tell it "Hey, this is the file you should load when someone goes to this site."

    I'm sure the answer is embarrassingly simple, but I've been googleing for hours. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    What is the file named, and what folder is it in on the host?
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    The file is named index.htm and it is is a folder called wwwroot.

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    Does (domain)/index.htm work? If it does, then you need to change your file name to something like /index.html or /default.html, as your host has an issue with the default document. If it doesn't, you uploaded it to the wrong folder (although wwwroot seems reasonable); try public_html, httpdocs, www, (domain), or just the root of the server as other options. There may be others...I can't think of them off the top.
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    Thanks TheGame. I've got the file renamed like you suggested and everything works fine now. Its going to be a lot easier to get my grandmother to play the games I make her now that she doesn't have to open those scary email attachments.

    Have a great day.

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    No worries. Tell Granny to kick some Flash ***.
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    Everyone has been where you are at some time or another!

    The other answers given are good. You might also think about signing up for some type of website design training or read a good book on website design. I learned a lot by reading this free eBook on website design: [EDIT: link to foolish garbage eBook removed by TheGAME1264. This is your one and only warning about this.]

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