Default Index Page on New Accounts Published: Oct 28, 2003
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With this addon clients will have a default index.html page when they visit their new account instead of a directory listing.

With this addon clients will have a default index.html page when they visit their new account instead of a directory listing. Useful information to put in this index.html page would include a link to your help desk, contact information, tutorial or any FAQ links you may have to help the client get started.

1. Create the Index Page
Take a few minutes and design a friendly html document that new visitors will see when they first get their hosting account setup. Once you're done creating the document, save it as index.html

2. Upload the Document
FTP to your server and upload the index.html file to the /cpanel3-skel/public_html  directory

The reseller has a username, and the home directory is in: /home/username/ so the directory you want would be in: /home/username/cpanel3-skel/public_html  copy the index.html there.

3. Create a Test Account
Login to your WHM and create a temporary user account. Once the account is create then visit it and see if your index page shows up. If it doesn't ensure you copied it into the proper directory and check the above steps.

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Comments (10)

  • Gravatar - Jake Norton
    Jake Norton 20:24, January 30, 2004
    Well done on this tutorial, it really helped me :D!
  • Gravatar - Smith
    Smith 02:25, August 18, 2004
    hello ..<br />
    <br />
    thanks alot great post but how can i upload the file ??<br />
    <br />
    please help ..<br />
    <br />
  • Gravatar - man5t
    man5t 17:33, January 9, 2005
    How can i upload "index.html" to <br />
    /cpanel3-skel/public_html ? <br />
    <br />
    Using FTP can't login to root .<br />
    <br />
    Thanks for help
  • Gravatar - r|cKy
    r|cKy 21:46, May 9, 2005
    Using SSH to upload your file.
  • Gravatar - Tan
    Tan 18:23, September 5, 2005
    Can someone please give details of how to upload a file into /cpanel3-skel/public_html via SSH. I can't ftp into the root.
  • Gravatar - CAESAR
    CAESAR 16:00, January 20, 2006
    Thanks a lot.<br />
    <br />
    I think only resellers can FTP to <br />
  • Gravatar - Nedal_tarout
    Nedal_tarout 05:24, August 15, 2006
    you can use wget to recive a file form any site after your uploded ... <br />
    <br />
    1- uplode index.html in any site via using ftp .<br />
    2- use wget <br />
    3- done .<br />
    <br />
    4- say thansk to nedal :)<br />
    <br />
  • Gravatar - Dmitry Dovidenko
    Dmitry Dovidenko 07:41, September 19, 2006
    You can also use SCP if you use Linux to transfer the file:<br />
    <br />
    cd /home/wherever/<br />
    <br />
    scp someimage.jpg [email protected]:/home/someuser/cpanel3-skel/
  • Gravatar - 12:54, May 29, 2008
    If you're using SSH please CD to /root/cpanel3-skel/public_html<br />
    <br />
    You'll be able to create or modify your existing index.html
  • Gravatar - KG Customs
    KG Customs 05:53, May 31, 2009
    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I designed my index.html page, uploaded it to (the right folder) - but it doesn't show up?

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