How to change your default Index page in htaccess

What is an .htacces file?

The .htaccess file is a hidden text file within your hosting account that can be very powerful. It is designed so that you can modify it to change the behavior of your website that normally would take higher access beyond your account.

Changing your default index file via .htaccess

    1. You will have to login to your cPanel
    2. On the ” Files ” tab, you will see the File Manager icon.
    3. A popup box will appear. For the primary domain, click on the Web Root button. Also, you will have to tick the ” Show hidden files ” option. Click the Go button to enter the File Manager.
    4. You should now be in the root folder of the domain you chose. Look for the .htaccess file and right click on it. This brings up a menu. Find and click on the Edit option . If you get a popup box, simply find and click the Edit button in the lower right corner to continue to the editor.
    5. You are now in the htaccess editor. Paste the following code at the top of the page to configure your desired index page. In our example below, we decided to make the index page of our folders named first.html.#Alternate default index page
      DirectoryIndex first.html

      You can also list more than one file in the configuration. The file will be read left to right and check for them in that order. In this example, we add index.htm, index.html, and index.php to the list. First the server will check for first.html, if it does not find a file with that name, it continues to index.htm and so on.

      #Alternate default index pages
      DirectoryIndex first.html index.htm index.html index.php

    6. Press the Save button in the upper right corner to save your new .htaccess configuration.

How to Set Up a URL Redirect in cPanel

Lets say you need to redirect visitors of your website from a source URL to a target URL

We are gonna show you how to create a URL redirect from your cPanel account, in this case with a paper_lantern theme.

You will login into your cPanel and find the Domains section.

In the Domains section click Redirect.

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Now you can select the type of redirect you want, be it temporary or permanent redirect.

A permanent redirect will be cached and search engines spiders will follow a permanent redirect.

A temporary redirect will remain until you disable it. Browsers do not cache a temporary redirect.

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After entering the target “redirects to” as a full URL, including protocol (ex. “http://”) click the Wild Card Redirect. The Wild Card Redirect will redirect all files from a location to the same filename at the redirected location.

Click the Add button and you are done.

You have succesfully created a URL redirect.

Resource Limits

Your site has a maximum amount of resources it can use. This makes sure no single account on a shared hosting server impacts other customers’ experiences. In the next table you will see the resource limits for every shared hosting plan:

Geek Nerd Freek
CPU 50% 60% 60%
Virtual Memory 1536Mb 3072Mb 4096Mb
Phisical Memory 1536Mb 3072Mb 4096Mb
Entry processes 40 50 60
Number of processes 20 50 100
I/O 1024Kb/s 2048Kb/s 2048Kb/s

Confused on what all these numbers mean? Don’t worry! Contact us 24/7 via Live Chat or Ticket System and we’ll be glad to assist you and find the right plan for you.

Domain Transfer vs. Nameserver Change

How do domain names work?

Domain names are registered with a domain registrar. You pay the registrar a yearly fee to keep the domain active. Your registrar then points the domain name to a set of nameservers, and those nameservers in essence point your domain name to your hosting company.

You can register your domain with any domain registrar you would like, and you can still host that website with THC Servers as long as you ask your registrar to point your domain’s nameservers to THC Servers’s nameservers.

If your task is to point your domain to our servers, you will need to make sure your nameservers are updated accordingly. Transferring registrars is not a requirement to host your website here, anyway some users like to do this to keep everything under one company.

Do I need to make any changes with my domain?

If you registered your domain name through THC Servers, then your domain name should already be pointing to the correct nameservers. If you registered your domain name through another register and you wish to now host that domain name with us, you’ll need to update your domain’s nameservers.

How can I change my nameservers?

You can change your nameservers by logging into your current registrar account and replacing the existing nameservers with your host nameserver, in our case:

Once the nameservers are changed, it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take full effect, depending on your Internet Service Provider.

Do I need to transfer my domain?

You can transfer your domain only if you wish that THC Servers to be the company that manages your domain.  There is a domain transfer fee and its cost depends on TLD. Also, right after the domain transfer we will extend the current expiration date for one year automatically.

Here you can check our offer for domains:

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Manage Your Sites with Ease – cPanel Features:

cPanel hosting offers powerful tools to help any website owner perform essential website tasks quickly, easily, and reliably. It is the industry standard in website management among all top hosting companies. cPanel makes your life as a website owner simple!

cPanel for website owners provides the world’s most familiar user interfaces for managing a website. Website owners can easily manage their email accounts, databases, applications, security, FTP, and control every aspect of their websites through using the cPanel.

Creating Accounts

The cPanel hosting also allows website owners to create email accounts for their website. E-mail accounts are available through the standard protocols including POP, IMAP, and SMTP, all with or without SSL encryption. Designed with mobile users in mind, cPanel enables fast incoming and outgoing mail delivery. cPanel also supports Push Email via IMAP IDLE.

Webmail Access

Website owners have the ability to access email from anywhere they can find an internet connection, as well as configure many account options including email forwarding and auto-responders. cPanel provides three interfaces for checking email, including Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail.


cPanel gives website owners the option of using powerful spam filters, SpamAssassin, and BoxTrapper. These powerful tools analyze incoming mail, looking at the source and content of all messages, as well as comparing it against lists of known spammers. Website owners can also setup custom spam filter rules to route messages to a spam folder. This helps to keep any inbox uncluttered!

Email Forwarding

E-mail forwarding is available through the cPanel hosting. Forwarding allows account holders to have an address at one domain (such as and forward incoming messages to any other domain (such as

Email Filtering

E-mail filtering is available for improved organization and handling of incoming e-mail.


cPanel offers website owners a simple, easy to use “Backup Wizard.” cPanel will make a full backup of your databases, email, and web sites with a few clicks, which can then be downloaded to a computer or sent to another server over SCP or FTP.


Database management is simple with cPanel! All of your database tasks, ranging from creating databases to manually editing tables, can be done through cPanel. cPanel supports MySQL databases, with the ability to add PostgreSQL, too.

Easy Setup Wizard

To minimize setup time, cPanel includes a “Getting Started Wizard,” which will walk you through the initial configuration of your account. Step-by-step tutorials, on-screen documentation, and other useful information is available through the Wizard.

Manage Domain Names

While most Web site owners manage only one domain for their Webhosting account, it is entirely possible to use a combination of multiple domains.

Through cPanel, website owners have the ability to:

  • Manage sub-domains (, with a prefix (
  • Manage Parked Domains (additional addresses that point to the website.)
  • Add-on domains, allowing website owners to run several Web sites from their account.

Managing Files

Managing website content is simple with cPanel! Website owners can:

  • Easily upload and manage web pages
  • Drag and drop files into their account using cPanel’s Web Disk feature
  • Use traditional file transfer methods (including FTP, SFTP, and FTPS).
  • Additionally, cPanel offers various file management tools, cPanel & WHM which make it easy to manage FTP accounts for employees or colleagues. This enables other users to upload files with optional security restrictions.

One-Click Applications

Commonly used web-based applications are easy to install with cPanel! Website owners can install such applications as WordPress blogs, simply by answering a few quick questions through their cPanel interface. cPanel’s intuitive and highly customizable interface provides website owners with an environment that will grow and evolve with their business!

Account Statistics

A range of built-in log file statistics are available through the cPanel. Log processing programs such as Webalizer, Analog Stats, and AWStats, allow website owners to see how many times their websites have been visited and how much email they have been sending.


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Live Stats on Ticket Response Time

We’ve added a new feature to the site. It’s small, but should be quite helpful.

If you scroll to the bottom of any of our pages, you will see a message that states something like “Average ticket response time is:

You can check here to see how fast we’re responding to tickets. This will be helpful so you can have an estimate of how soon we’ll get back to you should you need to open a support ticket.