Matt Rowles Matt Rowles - 1 year ago 112
HTML Question

Make index.html default, but allow index.php to be visited if typed in

I have the following line in my .htaccess file:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

Everytime I go to index.php it takes me to index.html. Is it possible to allow for both, but leave index.html the default for users visiting

Answer Source

By default, the DirectoryIndex is set to:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm default.htm index.php index.php3 index.phtml index.php5 index.shtml mwindex.phtml

Apache will look for each of the above files, in order, and serve the first one it finds when a visitor requests just a directory. If the webserver finds no files in the current directory that match names in the DirectoryIndex directive, then a directory listing will be displayed to the browser, showing all files in the current directory.

The order should be DirectoryIndex index.html index.php // default is index.html

Reference: Here.

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