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How to Change the Default Document for a Windows Subscription

Posted by on October 03 2012 11:55 AM

If a visitor accesses your website without specifying a document name (for example, requesting instead of, you can configure the web server to use a default document, which will load for the site visitor, instead of returning a file not found error. If you list more than one default document, the web server reviews the default document list (in order) until it finds a match in the directory, and then it will serve the first matching file to the site visitor.

This article assumes that you are already familiar with how to log in to the customer control panel. If you do not know how to log in or have forgotten your password, please refer to this article first.

  • On the control panel Home tab, click "Manage Website" under the Websites section.

  • Click "Web Hosting Settings".

  • Select the Default Documents tab. Click Edit to change the list. You can add new file names, remove existing names, or re-order the list to prioritize the default documents the server will check.

  • Once your changes are made, click the Submit button to finalize the update.

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