After uploading your files, in rare situations you'll see a page like this on your homepage:


The other variation is if you see no pages listed at all, only a cgi-bin folder.  This can be caused by a few different things:

Why does my site say Index of and list my files?
  • The files you uploaded did not include an index page. When your website is visited, our servers look for an index page to display first. The most popular index pages are index.html, index.htm, and index.php.  If the server finds no index, it'll show a list of all the files on your site.  The easiest solution is to upload an index file onto your account.

    WebHostingHub servers are Linux based, and as such are case-sensitive. the index.htm, index.htm, or index.php file name must be in all lowercase in order to be found.

  • The files were not uploaded to the correct folder.  This is if you see no files at all listed.  Check your method of uploading the files and ensure you are uploading to the public_html folder. For your primary domain, the files must be located directly in the public_html folder to display.
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2013-01-09 11:37 pm
Must be index.htm, etc., all lowercase.
Cannot be index.HTM, etc.
16,266 Points
2013-01-10 10:00 am
Hello spartina,

You are correct. Thank you for pointing that out!

I have edited the article to mention that.

Best Regards,
Scott M
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2016-02-18 5:24 pm

can i create the index.php file and just put it in the folder?

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2016-02-18 5:42 pm
Hello stergios,

Thank you for contacting us. Yes, you can create the index.php file if you want.

Thank you,
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2017-02-24 9:19 pm

thanks alot


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