Good day, I’ve set up my server online over DigitalOcean, I followed their guides on how to set up an Ubuntu 14.04.x x64 server, setting up a LAMP stack, and installing phpMyAdmin. Everything is working fine, the
mySite.com shows the apache setup page. However, when I uploaded my new
index.html (located at /var/www/html/index.html) file (I renamed the default one to index-default.html) and then refreshed my site, instead of showing my site, it shows
Index Of/. I tried
mySite.com/index.html and it works. It’s just a bit of a hassle to have the user type in
mySite.com/index.html and I know it can work with just
mySite.com. I opened up FileZilla to check if this may be caused by the difference of the permissions and ownership, and they were initially different. I updated the permissions and ownership and now they have the same sets.
The permission is
-rwxrwxr-x and then the Owner/Group has been set to
www-data www-data and now I’m just confused as to how to proceed with this.
Basically I want the site to show my index.html just by going to mySite.com.
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.