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I have a web hosting account with godaddy. How do you make it so entering just the domain name will take you to the home page? For example www.coolwebsite.com vs www.coolwebsite.com/page1.

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You need to have index.html or index.htm in the root of your account. I believe you can also have index.php and default.htm.

You might want to look at - http://support.godaddy.com/help/60/what-file-displays-when-someone-browses-to-my-domain-name This page has a link to the order of precedence for the various filenames.

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Depend on which web server you use, you can do server side redirect (search for "web server name" + redirect). Or try the following meta tag to do client side redirect:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=/page1">

Put the below code to your index.html, which is the file that is served when you access your domain without path.

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