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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:

default index page 1


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.
default index page 2
  • Using the Upload button, upload your Index file to the server.
default index page 3

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).

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