Setting up a directory index within your Site Settings tab allows you the ability as the user to decide which specific web page you would like to show up as your home page. Within our control panel the default index pages go in the following order:
This is the standard order used online and but with the ability to change your directory you have complete freedom in setting up your home page. To completely understand this you have to think about how your website works within your web browser. When you visit your website the website http://example.com your browser will automatically look for the file http://example.com/index.html. With directory indexing you have the ability to change what page is seen as your homepage at anytime and becomes a huge advantage for online retailers who often change their homepage for ad specific campaigns.
How to setup a custom directory index
In the future if you need to modify or change these directory indexes in anyway you would need to click on the “Edit” icon and update the text box with your new directory indexes.