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Howto: Change Default Index On Plesk 10 for Windows

When you request a URL with no file name at the end like:

the web server consults a list of predefined “index” or “default” file names and returns the first matching file.

On Plesk 10 for Windows follow these steps to change the default index page list:

  1. Login to Plesk
  2. Drill-down to the control panel for the domain that you wish to change.
  3. Click on “Websites & Domains >> more” link.
  4. Click on “Show Advanced Operations” link.
  5. Click on “Virtual Directories” icon.
  6. Click “Directory Properties” icon.
  7. In the “Documents” section, find the “Default documents search order field”. From here you can add new default file names and change the order of precedence for the file names.
  8. When you’re finished making changes click the “OK” button at the bottom of the page.