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?
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.
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.