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XF 1.4 index.html?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Steve in HK, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member


    I have installed Xenforo which works no problem and have it installed in my root.
    I click on www.mysite.com/index.php and it goes straight to forum home page.
    How ever if I go to www.mysite.com I am presented with a blank page.
    I am guessing its the index.html file which is drawing a blank.

    How do I go about fixing so when someone goes to mysite.com it will take them straight to forum home page?
  2. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Delete index.html?

    For SEO, you can try to enable friendly url in xenforo admin cp :)
  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Full Friendly URLs is a good suggestion.

    Admin CP -> Options -> Basic Board Information -> Use Full Friendly URLs
  4. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member

    That didnt work.

    I used to have a VB board installed as you can see by the current index.php file. Even with all this VB stuff there, it still goes to my xenforo board. I am a newbie at codes so please go easy. It might be something painfully obvious.

    // ++=========================================================================++
    // || vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1 (vB 4.0 - 4.2) - 178726
    // || � 2003-2014 vBadvanced.com - All Rights Reserved
    // || This file may not be redistributed in whole or significant part.
    // || http://vbadvanced.com
    // || Downloaded 06:55, Wed Apr 23rd 2014
    // || 910178726_403466073987
    // ++ ========================================================================++

    error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~8192);

    // ============================================
    // Enter the full path to your forum here
    // Example: /home/vbadvanced/public_html/forum
    // ============================================

    $forumpath '/home/quarkcom/public_html/forums';

    // ============================================
    // No Further Editing Necessary!
    // ============================================

    if ($forumpath)
        if (!
    'Invalid forum path specified! Please edit this file and be sure to include the correct path for your $forumpath variable.';


    $phrasegroups = array();
    $globaltemplates = array();
    $actiontemplates = array();
    $specialtemplates = array();



  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    The problem (probably) is your HTTP server is serving index.html (which is empty) before index.php. If you have access to the config files for your HTTP server (Apache, nginx, LightSpeed, OpenLiteSpeed) you need to change the order so that the HTTP server looks for index.php first... or make sure that you have no index.html in your root folder.

    Are you on a shared hosting environment or VPS? If VPS, what HTTP (web) server are you using?
  6. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member

    on a shared server with arvixe.
    Tried removing the index.html but same result.
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I suggest you contact the support center at Arvixe and explain the problem, they should be able to resolve the issue very quickly.
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Link to site?
  9. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member

    Link here
    but if you go here it takes you to blank screen
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Really? ;)
    Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.15.43 AM.png
  11. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member

    Interesting. I go out to buy 24 1970s wigs and glasses and come back and its fixed. Must be a first.
  12. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Your logo seems to be missing.

  13. Steve in HK

    Steve in HK New Member

    I know, Still working on quite a few things.
  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Naw... it just got skeered... it heard you were calling in the calvary. :D
  15. mirtha

    mirtha New Member

    I can see that this is an old thread, but for me it help copy the "index.php" file from the "full version" of XenForo download and not the "Upgrade" version and replace it with the "index.php" file inn the root of you'r web server. I recomend FileZilla for ths.

    Hope this helps for some one! :)
  16. Bombardier

    Bombardier Active Member

    I have just removed my index.html form /styles/ (for CDN purposes) no detrimental affect

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