Why is my site displaying a “Welcome to your first page!” message?

When you add a domain/sub-domain to your AwardSpace account, we automatically create a default Index page for your website.

The following screenshot illustrates how our Index page looks like:

How Would I Go About Replacing the Default Index Page?

If you do not wish our default Index page to be shown on your web site, perform the following actions:

  • Log into your AwardSpace account and go to the File Manager section.
  • Double-click on the folder that corresponds to your domain/sub-domain name.

  • Using the Upload button, upload your Index file to the server.

Note: In order for your Index file to be recognized by our system, it must be in one of the following formats – index.html, index.htm, index.shtml, index.php, index.py.

Why am I Still Seeing the AwardSpace Default Page after Uploading my Index file to the Server?

There are three possible scenarios:

  • Your web browser has cached an older version of your web page. Clearing your web browser’s cache and cookies should fix the problem.
  • You have uploaded/saved your Index file in another file format.
  • Your Index file has been named differently (main.html or default.html, for example).

It's Time to Share Your Story.

Get Free Hosting
Related Posts

iPhone Configurator

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up iPhone Configurator on your iOS device. What is iPhone Configurator? The iPhone Configurator is a tool for configuring and managing e-mail accounts on an iPhone or iPad. […]

What is the difference between domain registration, domain transfer and hosting a website?

In this article, we’re going to explain the difference between domain registration, domain transfer and hosting a website. What is a Domain Name and How to Get One? For those who are new to web hosting and don’t have any […]

How can I transfer my domain name to a different domain provider?

In this article, we’re going to explain how to transfer a domain registration from AwardSpace to a different domain provider. The steps needed to perform a transfer would depend on your domain extension. If your domain name happens to have […]

awardspace logo
Where Ideas Turn Into Websites