When signing up for a new web hosting account, there are certain directories and files created under your account space on the webserver to make setting up your web hosting easier.


One of these is a file called “index.htm”, “index.html”, or “index.php” depending on the hosting plan you’ve signed up for; an example can be seen here: http://sh-w2.superb.net/example.htm


This file, known to the webserver as the “Default Index”, must be replaced with your own index file or deleted before your website content will display.  In effect, it is a placeholder that is used to ensure the web hosting setup works properly, and also to announce to any visitors that your site will be uploaded very soon.


If you have any issues or questions regarding this placeholder index page, please open a support ticket via MyCP and our technical support staff will be happy to assist.