Just got my hosting service set up and I’m not too familiar with webservers and file structures etc. Inside the public_html folder is an index.php placeholder file.
I’ve uploaded my RW site to the public_html folder and it shows up when I go to a specific page but it automatically goes to the index.php instead of my main.html page
How do I make my site automatically go to the main.html page instead of the index.php?
Is your main.html called main.html? Change the name to index.html and delete the index PHP.
Now, I would not go as far as @teefers and tell you to delete anything, quite yet. We need to see the issue happening before we should give advice like telling them to delete anything IMHO.
You could rename it. But it was said to be a place holder page. Chances are if you publish your home page as index.html it will ignore the place holder.
You could also try getting to the main.html file as a full name:
If you don’t specify a file name in your url it will default to index.html or index.php
@brent1a index.php and index.html are special file names used by web users when you view a page with a / at the end. To view a specific file, you add this file name to the URL such as /main.html. If you want main.html to show up when you view /, you’d need to set up code for this in a .htaccess. It is, however, easier to just rename the main.html page to index and have it “just work” imho.